New Ways to the Past
The project will focus on the development of a teacher guide offering examples for a wide variety of approaches to history teaching, its dissemination and its implementation by in-service training and History Teachers Associations. Every history teacher in Estonia and Latvia will receive a copy of the teacher guide.
The new standards for history education in Estonia and Latvia require alternative approaches for history education. In these standards a wide range on content-based criteria are merged with modern approaches. During the project, the participants can find out by experience how far it is possible to work with these new guidelines. As a result the standards will be evaluated.
The project will develop practical examples of ways of teaching, using historical topics, which merge with the traditional curriculum.
The project will also focus on the integration of minority teachers of history into the History Teachers Associations and their network.
- To select appropriate aims and objectives from the national standards so that they become achievable within the constraints of the hours available for teaching, and in respect of class size, age and ability.
- To develop history education through producing guidance on ways of teaching two different topics. The approaches will blend traditional methods of conveying knowledge about the past with new approaches to history teaching which are designed to promote democratic values and critical thinking.
- To develop a range of assessment techniques for different approaches used in the materials and guidance.
- To produce materials which enable teachers to promote democratic practices, human rights and the rule of law.
- To share good practice in history teaching and to co-operate and exchange ideas with an open mind.
- To strengthen Associations of History Teachers in the relevant countries.
- To support the love of learning history through a multicultural, multi-perspective approach and open horizons to museums and field study activities.
- Teacher’s guide.
- In-service training courses.
- The Methodological Centre for Latvian History Teachers Association has been founded.
- Working experience.
- Ability to write books.
- Ability to organise the seminars and presentations.
- Ability to use office equipment and ICT.
- Ability to draw in resources and organise new projects.
- International cooperation, contacts.
Available online in Estonian, Latvian, and Russian
Minister of Education of Estonia
Open Fund Latvia
University of Oslo
Inspection of York
Council of Europe
Riga School Board
Liepaja School Board
Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, EUROCLIO Executive Director
Huijbert Crijns, former EUROCLIO Project Manager
Mare Oja, Reet Kandima.
Aija Klavina, Dzintra Liepina.
Alexander Shevyrev, Tamara Eidelmann.
Rosemary Rees, Sue Bennett, Ronald Donk, Ian McKellar, Harald Frode Skramm, Sirkka Ahonen.
Juris Freibergs, Jolanta Klisane, Elvira Vilume, Sarmite Goldmane, Jelena Rjazanceva, Ligita Straube, Ülle Kõiv, Heli Aiaots, Eda Maripuu, Ivo Maripuu, Mart Kand, Eero Medijainen.