21 Jun 2021

“AfL: A secondary school perspective with Nicky Hagendyk (EAS) & Gwen Steel” - Podcast Review

We are kicking off the new thematic month at EuroClio in tandem with our upcoming webinar series Pass or Fail? Assessing Assessment. We recommend this short podcast episode from the South East Wales Education Achievement Service (EAS) as a primer to some of the questions EuroClio will be asking and trying to answer throughout the month. The topic of assessment in education comes with many different practices, methodologies, and terminologies. This particular podcast focuses on “Assessment for Learning” (AFL), an approach to teaching and learning that creates feedback which is then used to improve students’ performance. This practice is normally associated with “formative assessment” which includes questioning and providing feedback to students to help shape their learning journey. This is…
“AfL: A secondary school perspective with Nicky Hagendyk (EAS) & Gwen Steel” - Podcast Review
Review: UnTextbooked, a student-led podcast
16 Jun 2021

Review: UnTextbooked, a student-led podcast

UnTextbooked is a student-produced podcast which released its first episode in October 2020. On their website, UnTextbooked describes themselves as “A history podcast for the future. Brought to you by teen changemakers who are looking for answers to big questions. We interview famous historians who have some of the answers.” UnTextbooked is an initiative of got history?, a US-based organisation that seeks to “foster inspired civic engagement and develop the skills and mindsets we need to tackle the challenges of today”. got history? is a partner organisation of EuroClio - and since 2021 an associated member. Season one of this podcast contains fifteen episodes. Each episode features a different “producer” who interviews a guest historian. The interviews are mainly centred…
14 Jun 2021

Call for Papers: Culture Wars - Statues, Flags, Streets and Squares by WPCC

Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC) has announced a call for papers in which it welcomes submissions that cover the role of the media in all forms (from public service broadcasting to social media, feature films to advertising) exploring contested representations of symbols and their remediation.  Flags, emblems, monuments, street names, statues are some of the means by which nations and states promote themselves, both to their own citizens and to the world at large; the public face of our imagined communities. But as they seek to unify, such symbols have often been the occasion for contestation, disagreement, violence even. Empires, systems, regimes rise and fall. Societies change, and with such change comes a reassessment of societies’ symbolic life, as…
Call for Papers: Culture Wars - Statues, Flags, Streets and Squares by WPCC

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14 Jun 2021

'Teaching Literature in Times of Crisis', Turning Students into Historical Actors - an Interview with Sofia Ahlberg

“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 Uppsala University, she had worked for over twenty years in Australia, where online teaching is very common.  As a result of this, she did not start writing this book because of the pandemic, on the contrary, she had already started a couple of months before the pandemic hit. “I noticed that my teacher training students were responding to their education in a different way from…
'Teaching Literature in Times of Crisis', Turning Students into Historical Actors - an Interview with Sofia Ahlberg
Exhibition Review: “Nazipropaganda voor de jeugd, 1933-1945” - Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum
9 Jun 2021

Exhibition Review: “Nazipropaganda voor de jeugd, 1933-1945” - Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum

The Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum (Dutch National Education Museum), located in Dordrecht, organized a compelling exhibition on Nazi propaganda targeted to the youth, set to last until the 31st of October 2021. The “Nazipropaganda voor de jeugd, 1933-1945” exhibition gives an insight into the daily lives of children in Nazi Germany, warning the visitors of the dangers of subtle propaganda. For pupils and history educators alike, it offers multiple points of reflection during and beyond the exhibition. The visitor is confronted with visually appealing historical pieces of propaganda that nevertheless evoke a sense of discomfort.    The context of the exhibition In 2012, the Dutch journalist and professor Gerard Groeneveld (b. 1956) suggested that the Onderwijsmuseum should organize an exhibition featuring his…

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7 Jun 2021

Call For Authors: Learning History that is not yet History II

Call for Authors   EuroClio’s Learning History that is not yet History (LHH) team is looking for teachers and education  professionals from the former Yugoslavia who would be interested in becoming authors of learning  material about the 1990s wars and the dissolution of Yugoslavia.   We are accepting applications until 16 August 2021 at 9:00 CEST (applications received after the deadline will not be considered).  The Project  This is EuroClio’s second Learning History that is not yet History (LHH) project. Our first LHH project developed recommendations for teaching the events of the 1990s wars in a responsible and multi perspective way, and was awarded the 2019 Global Pluralism Award. Click here to learn more about the first LHH project and its results.  …
Call For Authors: Learning History that is not yet History II
18 May 2021

Decolonizing Cultural Institutions in the Netherlands

Slavery addressed at the Rijksmuseum The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, well-known for its collection on Dutch 17th Century art, is also the national museum for Dutch History. For the first time in its history, it is now hosting a temporary exhibition on slavery. The exhibition focuses on the personal and real-life stories of enslaved people from different former colonial Dutch regions such as Suriname, the Caribbean, South Africa and Indonesia. The acknowledgment that slavery also existed in the Dutch East Indies is relatively recent; the Dutch colonial context has typically only addressed slavery in Suriname and the Caribbean, making this an important and innovative step. The Dutch colonial era is spanning approximately 350 years, and slavery has been an integral part…
Decolonizing Cultural Institutions in the Netherlands
Book review: White Privilege: The myth of a post-racial society
17 May 2021

Book review: White Privilege: The myth of a post-racial society

‘If we believe that education is a right and not a privilege then every individual, regardless of their race, gender or socio-economic background, has a right to a quality education’ White Privilege: the myth of a post-racial society explores how race operates as a form of disadvantage in modern-day society. Kalwant Bhopal argues that individuals from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds, by virtue of their racial identity, are positioned as outsiders in a society that values whiteness and ‘white privilege’. Neo-liberal policymaking in its attempt to be inclusive, has portrayed an image of a post-racial society. However, in reality the vast inequalities between white and black and minority communities continue to exist. Bhopal argues that policy making has worsened inequalities…
14 May 2021

Creating a Historical Argument: Dr. James Diskant’s Webinar on Women Working in the 19th Century

How can we teach students to create a defensible thesis? On April 21st, Dr. James Diskant, a member of EuroClio’s History and Learning Team, a historian of modern German history and a retired world history teacher with an emphasis on the 19th century, continued our Historiana Webinar Series. The series is an occasion to explore the platform’s teaching and learning tools and to debate critical thinking skills. By using Historiana’s e-builder, he was able to show how different tools have different aims, and how their use can shape students’ thinking patterns and thus lead to different outcomes. What does it mean to create a valid historical argument? Dr. James Diskant started off by showing a painting without revealing any additional…
Creating a Historical Argument: Dr. James Diskant’s Webinar on Women Working in the 19th Century

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