[PARTNER] Remembrance Education for THINKing critically (RETHINK)

About the Project

Recent events and terrorist attacks in Europe have exposed divisions within our societies, and in particular a growing tendency to think in terms of “us” and “them”. Against this background, memorial institutions and democracy-building NGOs have designed programmes that promote tolerance and respect towards diversity, while developing media literacy and critical thinking skills. 

The RETHINK project (Remembrance Education for THINKing critically) aims to facilitate the dissemination of these programmes. We believe that remembrance education, in linking past and present, sheds valuable light on the historical significance of polarised identities, offers insight into European history, and tools to combat intolerance. Because it illuminates both the origins and devastating consequences of exclusion and prejudice, RETHINK is uniquely suited to the present moment.

Within the project consortium, EUROCLIO is responsible for managing the process of upscaling model and good practices of non-formal remembrance education. This means that EUROCLIO will form a group of experts, who will analyse practices from the partner organisations, as well as practices collected through an open survey. They will produce a handbook on how these practices can be adjusted to make them fit for use in a wider context, in the formal education sector.

For more information about the consortium and the project's results, please visit rethink-education.eu.

 

CALL FOR PRACTICES

Help students to learn about prejudice and think more critically through remembrance education. Share your good practice!

  • Do you have a remembrance practice or strategy that really works for your students or participants?
  • Would you like to increase the impact and availability of your practice in Europe?
  • Do you want experts to try out your educational practice and include it in a handbook about remembrance education?

Submit your practice to our database to make it more widely available. Some of the practices submitted will be selected by our group of experts to pilot with their visitors or students.

You can find more information on the Call for Practices.

Work Packages

The project RETHINK has six work packages:

1. An online database consisting of collected practices from informal education institutions aimed at preventing radicalisation. (Shoah Memorial, France)

2. A handbook/guide on how model practices from select institutions can be implemented in formal education. (EUROCLIO, Netherlands)

3. A Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) drawing on the guide and selected practices. (Cesie, Italy)

4. Communication (Cesie, Kazerne Dossin, Belgium)

5. Management (CIEP, France)

6. Evaluation (CIEP, France)

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Partners

Project manager

Steven Stegers
Acting Executive Director, EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators