Over 100 Teachers Trained on “Teaching Europe” in Cyprus, Finland, Spain, Czech Republic and Portugal

As part of the Decisions and Dilemmas 3: making learning about the EU motivating and meaningful project, EuroClio member associations in Cyprus, Finland, Spain, Czech Republic and Portugal organised their national events. The events each contained plenary sessions on the project, and the research results of the Teaching Europe research, and workshop sessions focused on teaching about …

Fragility of Democracy – Session: Teachers as Changemakers

During this session, we will learn more about system change theory and about how we can become actors of change within our classrooms and our communities. The session will focus on two goals: learning about what is the theory of system change and how our skills and mindset can help us bring about meaningful change …

Dealing with the challenges of history teaching in an online and offline environment

The first Summer School for History Teachers organized by the Bulgarian HTA took place in the end of July near Razlog, a town and ski resort in South-Western Bulgaria (26-29 July 2021). The topic was “How to make and use resources for history teaching in and online and offline environment”. 23 history educators from all …

How to bring heritage to the classroom: A teaching practice from Belgium

Joris Van Doorsselaere has been a history teacher since 2011 and he is doing a doctoral dissertation at the University of Ghent investigating how cultural heritage relates to history education in Flanders, developing a didactical framework and good practices. Last April, he tried the following teaching practice as a first attempt to bring the concept …

A Resilient Promise: Teaching the Fragility of Democracy

“What are the challenges that democracy is facing today?”; “How can we deal with these challenges?”; “Why, regardless of them, is democracy worth fighting for?”. But, most importantly, how can we discuss these and more key questions about democracy with our students?. As the world celebrates the International Day of Democracy on 15 September, we …

In Europe documentaries: developing new skills, learning with enthusiasm – A conversation with teachers & students

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In 2019, EuroClio joined forces with Dutch public broadcaster VPRO for the development of In Europe Schools, an online exchange project meant for European schools, teachers and youngsters to meet and cooperate. By 2021, more than 110 schools from 30 different countries have registered, and many decided to start a new round of the project.

‘Teaching Literature in Times of Crisis’, Turning Students into Historical Actors – an Interview with Sofia Ahlberg

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“Whatever overwhelming change we might be going through needs to be part of the classroom. We used to think of the classroom as a space that was somehow removed from the world: I think that’s a losing game.” Let’s make it clear, Sofia Ahlberg’s teaching practices were not disrupted by the pandemic. Before teaching at …

Online Teaching in the Visegrad Region

The Covid-19 pandemic led to unexpected school closures all across Europe, moving formal education either partially or entirely online in March 2020. This sudden shift revealed that teachers had little or no previous experience with distance learning, and were unprepared to conduct effective online teaching for their students. In April 2020, in response to this …

Call for teaching practices: Heritage and history education

EuroClio is looking for teaching practices that enable students to attain historical competences through the lens of heritage. The practice collection is part of the project Critical History, led by the University of Tallinn in partnership with three other European universities. Current discussions on heritage, and what we as a society choose to remember, cherish …