A Competence Framework on History Education Contribution to Media Literacy

In the current media landscape, students might have the feeling that they are being overwhelmed by information, both online and offline. Sometimes, they can struggle with determining which information is trustworthy, reliable and useful, and which is not. EUROCLIO strongly feels that many of the competences and skills that modern […]

The AVATAR method (Pascal Tak, School at Sea, The Netherlands)

Historical empathy through imagination Summary ‘To walk a mile in someone else’s shoes…,’ that is the basic premise for the AVATAR-method. The method is aimed at learning historical empathy as an aspect of historical thinking. Historical empathy is connected to both contextualisation  and the meta-concept historical perspectives. Students take the […]

“The textbook is man-made’. Using history textbooks for active learning, critical thinking and citizenship-building’ (Benny Christensen, Denmark)

Summary In most countries, a textbook is the most basic type of resource in history education. This often leads students to believing that the information from the textbook is reliable, especially since it signals authority. History textbooks also serve as a political statement. In countries with a free market, the […]

Reflecting Approaches and Perspectives (Gottfried Kößler, Pädagogisches Zentrum des Fritz Bauer Instituts und des Jüdischen Museums, Germany)

The role of teachers’ self-reflection in teaching sensitive topics Summary Often, countries’ experience difficulties in dealing with part of their past. This is, for example, the case of all those countries who need to teach about the Holocaust, which might come as a challenges for many educators. Some of these […]

Knowledge and/or Active Citizenship – What does Dutch Youth know about World War Two?

The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport) is committed to remembrance, research, and education related to the Second World War. On 21 June, it organised a mini-conference, inviting an array of Dutch stakeholders, including museums, archives, research centres, remembrance organisations, and history educators. I also […]

Engaging in multi-perspective class discussions (Fatma Afiyon, CVO Accent Centrum Praktijkonderwijs in Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

Summary In her Citizenship lessons, Fatma Afiyon initiates interactive class discussions with her students, supported by a lot of visual material, in which she addresses both historical and contemporary topics. In these discussions, the students are encouraged to view things from different perspectives and learn to form and support their […]

New Source Collections: Napoleon and European Royalty

Historiana now has two new Europeana source collections available. The first is about the life and influence of Napoleon, and the second source collection shows the impressive power of some European monarchs. Different views on Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, King of Italy, has been subject to […]

Expert Group Selected for RETHINK project

Great news! For the project RETHINK, EUROCLIO was able to select four participants for the Expert Group for Work Package 2! Through a call that was spread in the network of EUROCLIO, almost 20 applications were received. Based on our selection criteria, including experience in teaching in remembrance education, the […]

Second training organized as part of DD3 project in Bulgaria

As part of the Decisions and Dilemmas 3: making learning about the EU motivating and meaningful project, the second national training event was held on 18-20 May 2018 in Vidin, Bulgaria. As the event was organized over three days, multiple plenary and workshop sessions were held. The program was opened […]