IAIE Conference: “Another Brick in the Wall”
November 11 - November 15
Another Brick in the Wall is an international conference that will take place in Amsterdam from the 11-15 November 2019.
This year, EUROCLIO is chairing a strand for this event for the first time! The strand will focus on "Multiperspectivity in History Teaching". The conference will bring together academics and practitioners.
Over the last 25 years, the term multiperspectivity has gained importance in history education and has been a key concept for the work of organizations such as EUROCLIO. On the one hand, advocates find that a multiperspective approach is the only way to respect the complex and multi-layered nature of history amongst diverse societies.
On the other hand, critics fear that a multiperspective approach may lead to relativism and the denial of established facts. In practice, educators who are committed to multiperspectivity have difficulty applying this approach when it concerns topics that are highly emotive or sensitive. This strand hopes to present evidence-based research regarding how multiperspective approaches can be applied to teaching and learning history in a critical way.