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Online Seminar: Promoting Historical Thinking Skills through Historiana

August 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

History educators from around Europe are invited to take part in an online seminar demonstrating an exciting new online learning environment – the Historiana eLearning environment.

EUROCLIO – European Association of History Educators, and professional web developers from Webtic, have been working on the development of the new online learning environment, which is aimed at enabling educators to create learning activities in their own language, using and rearranging building blocks specifically designed for history education practice.

The building blocks are designed to help students learn aspects of historical and critical thinking, such as comparing and contrasting sources, making judgements, prioritising, and organising information. This is much needed, as most educational tools focus only on acquiring or testing knowledge (usually in the form of quizzes), or helping students use different media to present information in new ways.

The online seminar will focus specifically on introducing educators to the learning environment. Specifically, it will focus on the building blocks and how they can be used in practice to enhance student’s history thinking skills. The sources used as examples are taken from the Europeana collection.

Places are limited to 25 people per seminar so make sure you register soon to secure your place!

This event is made possible due to support from Europeana.