Book Launches: Crossing Borders in Berlin

Awareness for change in the past

The Change Project explores and further develops the combining of history learning and human rights education. What is the relation between the two and why should we even create this combination? The project is a collaboration between the Freie Universität Berlin, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) and right now | Human Rights Consultancy & Training. It is funded by the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future“, as part of its “Teaching Human Rights” programme. The idea was to publish the results in a handbook for educators in formal, non-formal and higher education and to collect different theoretical reflections in another anthology, and this is exactly what will happen in Berlin 29-30 September 2016. The book launches will take place during a symposium at the Freie Universität Berlin called: “Education for Change: Combining History Learning and Human Rights Education in Formal, Non-formal and Higher Education”

The idea behind the handbook is to further develop existing inspiring practices and to make them available for a wider audience, using the CHANGE concept. Core elements of history learning and human rights education as well as their interrelation will be analysed and reflected upon. Based on this analysis, suggestions for further developing the combined approach will be generated and published in the handbook for education professionals.

The publication Crossing Borders features both theoretical reflections as well as methods and practical tools for different groups of education professionals internationally. The team of editors consists of Professor Martin Lücke (lead), Dr. Felisa Tibbitts, Frank Elbers, Else Engel and Lea Fenner. EUROCLIO Founder & Special Advisor, Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, also contributed to the collection of writing under the title Including a Human Rights Focus into History Teaching – The Perspective of  EUROCLIO.