Discussion ‘Tables’ on “What is quality history education?”

Do History Educators agree? Session moderated by EuroClio

What are the main features of quality history education? 

The answer to this question is ever changing, however, it is also the main driving force behind EuroClio’s work. Since 1992 it  has been EuroClio’s mission to inspire and support educators to engage learners in innovative and responsible history and citizenship education. During this session, participants will discuss what are the main features of quality history education, and how EuroClio can strive to promote them in its everyday work. 

As good quality history education is ever changing, the results of the discussion tables will feed into the revision of the EuroClio Manifesto.

The specific topics of the discussion tables will be confirmed soon. 

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

The discussion tables are part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

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Session Fee

You can register to this single plenary session for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops and sessions for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

Surviving Under Pressure: Surviving in a War Context (WW2 and Algerian War of Independence)

Workshop by Ann-Laure Lieval, Burcu Cingay, and Vassiliki Yannou, Learning to Disagree Team

This workshop is the product of the Learning to Disagree project and will help those who want to engage all students, even those who do not usually speak up, in debate.  This project was initiated in response to the needs of educators who experience difficulties in addressing sensitive and controversial issues in their classrooms. The project, now in its final stages, offers trainings and support materials for teachers to face these topics head-on with their students. These materials aim to teach students vital skills such as the ability to listen, to consider alternative interpretations, and the ability of interacting with people that they disagree with in a constructive manner.

Ann-Laure, Burcu, and Vassiliki, all members of the core team of Learning to Disagree. They have blended three new learning activities into one workshop.

They will introduce the teaching strategy of the “silent placemat conversation”.  This strategy has been developed to facilitate calm, thoughtful and democratic discussions in classrooms, as all discussions are conducted in silence. Students will be asked to contribute to the discussion by writing their arguments on paper. This workshop will introduce you  to the workings of this activity, whilst also addressing how this activity can be adopted to your classroom. Additionally, this workshop will introduce the “K-W-L chart” assessment strategy. This strategy teaches students to reflect on what they know and what they want to know prior to an activity and what they have learned after the completion of a lesson (What do I know, what do I want to learn, what have I learnt). This workshop will use three different case studies and nine viewpoints.

About the Workshop Hosts

Vassiliki Yannou was born in Atra, and now lives in Thessaloniki. She graduated from the Department of History and Archeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and also holds a MA in Educational Studies from the Open University of Cyprus. For this Ma she did research on the topic of the role of research projects in upper secondary education in Greece. She has taught on the subjects of the Greek language and history History at the upper secondary education in Greece for twenty years. She has been the school librarian since 2015.She has been the deputy Headmistress at the 2nd General Lyceum of Evosmos, Thessaloniki since 2017. Additionally she runs (in cooperation with other colleagues) the rhetoric school club and took part in national school rhetoric competitions.

She also took part in several Erasmus+ ( KA1, KA2, KA3) projects from Euroscola, Teachers for Europe, and EuroClio, which span across the topics of history, literature, culture, citizenship, and school libraries.   She frequents seminars and recentely went to seminars titled: Teenager’s mental health and relationships, Museology and education, Didactics and assessment of History, Distant learning in education.

She speaks Greek, English, and French. She is a mother of two.

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

This workshop is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

Take me to the page…

Workshop Fee

You can register to this single workshop for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

Learning to Disagree

This and many other workshops are based on the Learning Activities and Variety of Viewpoints developed for the Learning to Disagree Project. You can find the Lesson Plan on “Standing up to Power” on Historiana.

Take me to the Lesson Plan on Standing up to Power…

You can find the Lesson Plan on “Great Famine in Greece 1941-1944” on Historiana.

Take me to the Lesson Plan on the Great Famine in Greece 1941-1944.

 

Using Archival Material to Promote History Education

Anisa Suceska-Vekic, United National International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

The workshop will introduce the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), highlighting some of the features and resources available to the general public, including curated video materials as well as primary sources from the various court cases. Containing a well of sources, the archives serve as an excellent starting point for any educator aspiring to teach about the recent Balkan wars. The workshop is a condensed version of the training course delivered by the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in collaboration with EuroClio to history teachers across the Western Balkans.  

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

This workshop is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

Take me to the page…

Workshop Fee

You can register to this single workshop for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

In Europe Schools

Workshop by Odette Toeset, Harri Beobide, Steven Stegers and Eugenie Khatschatrian

In 2019, EuroClio and Dutch national broadcaster VPRO joined forces and developed In Europe Schools – A Unique Exchange Project for European Schools! Inspired by the VPRO-series In Europe – History Caught in the Act, EuroClio and VPRO produced four different Education Kits on Modern European History: Difficult History, Migration, Climate Change and Gender Equality.

In Europe Schools matches participating schools to another participating school elsewhere in Europe to exchange and reflect on their end product: A documentary made by students! Based on the topic and a research question, students are encouraged to dive into their own local histories, do research, and process their answers into a documentary.

During this workshop, author Harri Beobide will demonstrate one of the newest Education Kits on Climate Change, which will focus on the question: How do we deal with Climate Change? She will be joined by VPRO’s Odette Toeset and EuroClio’s Steven and Eugenie who will present how this project came about, how it works and how to fully use it online.!

For more information about the project, please visit:  www.vprobroadcast.com/ineuropeschools. In the meantime, please have a look at the Climate Change Starter Clip below! See you on the 11th of November!

About the Workshop Hosts

Harri Beobide (Basque Country, Spain) graduated in Modern History from the University of Deusto, currently coordinates Social Science school-materials of Ikastolen Elkartea (Association of 100 Basque medium schools) in Basque and English, within a competence-based curricular framework.  She also teaches and delivers in-service training to teachers of the same network. She is an ambassador of Euroclio and has participated in the creation of various learning materials within different projects.

 

Odette Toeset is the project leader of In Europe Schools.

She is a director at VPRO Television, a public broadcaster in The Netherlands.

She has more than 25 years of experience in producing documentaries and directing live television shows on politics, philosophy and music.

 

Steven Stegers is Executive Director at EuroClio, where he has worked since 2006. In his time at EuroClio, he has focused predominantly on projects in which educational resources are being developed as part of a collaborative process. He has worked for several years as coordinator of projects seeking to innovate history, citizenship and cultural education in the Black Sea region, and North Africa and the Middle East. Steven led the development of Historiana – one of EuroClio’s flagship projects, and its first development of online educational resources. He has an MSc degree in Social and Organisational Psychology from Leiden University, and studied history including a honours class on Environment and Global History.

Eugenie Khatschatrian is a Junior Project Manager at EuroClio working on the VPRO’s In Europe at School project one day per week. She holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam and an MSc in International History from The London School of Economics and Political Science. She is interested in the history and transitional politics of the post-Soviet space, including issues regarding nation-building and the formation of national identities.

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

This workshop is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

Take me to the page…

Workshop Fee

You can register to this single workshop for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

People on the Move: The Arrival of Migrants to Europe in 2015

Workshop by Bistra Stoimenova, Learning to Disagree Team

Bistra is one of the core members of the Learning to Disagree project, and this workshop is one of the results of said project.  Learning to Disagree  was initiated in response to the needs of educators who experience difficulties in addressing sensitive and controversial issues in their classrooms. The project, now in its final stages, offers trainings and support materials for teachers to face these topics head-on with their students. These materials aim to teach students vital skills such as the ability to listen, to consider alternative interpretations, and the ability of interacting with people that they disagree with in a constructive manner.

Students develop critical thinking and the vital competences for dialogue and discussion in classrooms. This workshop is designed for history teachers and civic educators who want to foster the development of these skills.

The lesson plan discussed in this workshop aims to do so by having students deal with a diverse range of sources representing different viewpoints on migration to Europe in 2015 and take part in a discussion on migration to Europe based on recent events. This will help students to develop their knowledge and critical understanding of the complexity of reactions to migration, specifically the reaction to the arrival of the refugees in 2015 and 2016, analyse diverse historical resources, discuss and express their opinions, develop their cooperation skills, and their values of human dignity and human rights.

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

This workshop is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

Take me to the page…

Workshop Fee

You can register to this single workshop for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

Hawks and Doves – Conflict: How to use the House of European History online resources to create a lesson plan on Conflict?

Workshop by Laurence Bragard, House of European History

Many reasons can bring individuals and groups into confrontation with each other. At the same time, there are things we cannot achieve without others. This workshop will explore dynamics of war and peace. It highlights how Europe today is largely the result of both a history of war, occupation and destruction, and a history of solidarity, negotiation, and reconciliation.

To illustrate these simultaneous opposing and intertwining processes, this workshop will focus on what does it take to make peace. Indeed, news reports and the stories of battles that fill history textbooks should not make us forget that there are, and have always been, people and groups working for a culture of peace. We want students to learn about some of them! The learning outcomes of this workshop will aim to make student understand the contemporary and historical significance of peace activism and to realise that peace is a challenge that requires action to be taken.

Laurence Bragard, Museum Educator in charge of school programming at the House of European History, will present different activities on the theme of conflict that you can use in your classroom. These learning activities are part of the thematic online learning resources available in the 24 official languages of the European Union on the website of the museum.

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

This workshop is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

Take me to the page…

Workshop Fee

You can register to this single workshop for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

In collaboration with

About the Workshop Host

Laurence Bragard develops, co-ordinates and delivers the formal learning offer of the House of European History. She has worked with school, youth and family audiences in museum and gallery settings for over 15 years. She has extensive experience of object based learning practice and played a key role in developing the educational handling collections at the museum. She has facilitated numerous online and onsite teachers’ seminars at the House of European History and with teachers networks such as eTwinning and EuroClio.

She has a Masters in Cultural Studies from Leuven University and studied Art History at the Free University of Brussels.

Panel Discussion on Learning to Disagree in the Balkan Region

Panellists Marko Suica, Mire Mladenovski, and Rada Pejic-Sremac. Session moderated by Jonathan Even-Zohar.

During this session, Marko Suica, Mire Mladenovski, and Rada Pejic-Sremac, members of EuroClio’s Network in the Balkan Region, will introduce a set of controversial topics in their respective countries, and how they are tackled in the classroom. 

Moderated by the Jonathan Even-Zohar, this panel discussion will then investigate how the teaching strategies presented in the Learning to Disagree project, together with other educational material developed by panelists and by EuroClio in the past,  could be used to deepen students’ understanding of controversial issues brought to the classroom.

Participants to the panel will be given the possibility to ask questions and to intervene with their own example.

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

This panel discussion is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

Take me to the page…

Session Fee

You can register to this single plenary session for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops and sessions for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

Graphic Novel as Educational Concept in Teaching About the Holocaust

Workshop by Miško Stanišić, Terraforming

During this workshop Miško will introduce you to Ester.

Ester is a collection of novels and a teaching material about the Holocaust. Ester’s most distinctive and important feature is a series of dramatized and illustrated novels about the Jewish victims killed in the Concentration Camp Judenlager Semlin at the Belgrade Fairground (Staro Sajmište) in the beginning of 1942. 

These graphic novels are specifically developed to serve as a tool for teaching and learning about the Holocaust. They focus on young victims and their families, their pre-war lives, as well as under the German occupation and during the Holocaust. The novels are based on true historical events and the people who experienced them. Esther graphic novels are reconstructions and dramatizations of history based on available fragments of personal stories. Historical events and facts are central, whilst the main focus is simultaneously placed on the human experience, feelings and thoughts of the main characters. 

Created primarily for 12-13- and 16-18-year-old students, the novels can be enjoyed by anyone who is interested in learning history through the means of a graphic novel.  

Ester is created by Miško Stanišić and his team at Terraforming – a Serbian NGO which develops educational methodologies and teaching materials, combining best practices in contemporary pedagogy with new-media technologies while facilitating multidisciplinary cross-sectoral international project cooperation and exchange. 

In this interactive workshop Miško will show you how you can use Ester in your own classroom. 

About the Workshop Host

Misko Stanisic was born in Sarajevo, then Yugoslavia, in 1966.
As a refugee from the Yugoslav civil war he ended up in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1993, where he lived in refugee camps until getting a permanent visa to stay. In 2012 he moved from Stockholm to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is now based between Amsterdam and Novi Sad in Serbia.
Misko studied General Law at the Sarajevo University, as well as Pedagogy, Adult Education and New Media in Education in Stockholm.
In 2008 Misko Stanisic co-founded Terraforming, an NGO based in Novi Sad in Serbia. Since then he develops educational methodologies and teaching materials in the field of teaching about the Holocaust and combating antisemitism, antygypsyism and other forms of xenophobia, combining best practices in contemporary pedagogy with new-media technologies.
Misko is member of the Serbian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – IHRA, member of IHRA Education Working Group and IHRA Committee for the Genocide of the Roma, as well as member of the steering committee of ENCATE – European Network Combating Antisemitism Through Education.

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

This workshop is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

Take me to the page…

Workshop Fee

You can register to this single workshop for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

In collaboration with

Conceptualizing Multiperspectivity in History Education

Workshop by Bjorn Wansink, Utrecht University

In a time of growing division, where intolerance creates an “us-versus-them” attitude among social groups, it is essential for students to learn how to deal with controversial subjects, and how to cope with a variety of viewpoints and disagreements.

In history education multiperspectivity is a vital tool in dealing with and making sense of this variety of viewpoints.  Subsequently, multiperspectivity is a popular term used in history education, yet the concept’s exact meaning and practical implication often remain unclear.

In this interactive workshop Bjorn Wansink will try to help you to deepen your understanding of multiperspectivity.  In this workshop Bjorn will shed light on this frequently used term by exploring the concept of multiperspectivity in a variety of ways. This will be done by addressing the following issues:  what does multiperspectivity mean in terms of temporality,  how can we understand multiperspectivity psychologically, what are moral, political and epistemological limits of multiperspectivity, what are design principles for teaching multiperspectivity in history, and what perspectives do teachers address in the classroom?

In this workshop you will explore these theoretical issues and, together with Bjorn and a group of motivated colleagues from across Europe, will try to make them tangible and apply them to the situation in your classroom.

Several models and activities will be proposed to understand this complex concept better.

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

This workshop is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

Take me to the page…

Workshop Fee

You can register to this single workshop for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.

“Keep calm and…”: The power of creating humorous and relatable history memes in the classroom

Workshop by Nena Mocnik

Nena will first introduce the general idea of using memes in the classroom and the two different, yet both controversial and emotionally loaded contexts where the tool has been tested.

You will then be introduced to this lesson plan hands-on by going through it yourself. First, you will be then introduced to the “internet meme” as a concept or idea expressed through pictures, gifs, symbols, words, or anything else that is relevant to the creator of the meme and the audience they are sharing it with. Then, by making your own memes, you will be able to explore in what way this tool requires critical positioning toward the topic; releases creativity and fosters empathy but is at the same time fun, entertaining and engaging method, particularly close to the needs of today’s digital generations. Furthermore, you will learn how the tool of memes and the method of learning by creating memes allows to explore the ways of translating the controversial historical events through humor and by constructive confrontation of conflicting emotions, images and media.

The workshop is inspired by the pilot version that was delivered by Tea Sindbaek and Tippe Esner in Denmark in 2019 in the frame of Again Never Again project funded by European Commission. This pilot project addressed histories of mass murder and genocide in relation to processes of othering and dehumanization of today. The second inspiration of this workshop was the upscaling of another project (done by Nena herself) in Bosnia-Herzegovina. This project dealt with the controversies related to the collective memory of the 1990s wars in the divided classroom in Mostar.

About the Workshop Host

Nena Močnik holds PhD in Balkan Studies from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is a university lecturer and a researcher at Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France. She is the author of two monographs: “Sexuality after War Rape: From Narrative to Embodied Research” (Routledge 2017) and War-related Sexual Violence and Trauma Transmission: Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Settings, Routledge 2020). She has delivered workshops and trainings in the field of social justice and anti-discrimination, using mostly approaches from community theatre and applied drama. Since 2018 she coordinated the project “#Never Again Teaching Transmission of Trauma and Remembrance through Experiential Learning” (www.againneveragain.org). At the moment she is working on her new research on trauma transmission and resilience in the classroom, and lead-editing a Routledge monography “Engaging with Historical Traumas: Experiential Learning and Pedagogies of Resilience” (2021).

Upcoming Events

  1. Using Historiana to teach history from different angles

    February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. EuroClio 28th Annual Conference – What is History for?

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 1 @ 3:00 pm

27th Annual Conference

This workshop is part of the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom. You can find more information on the Annual Conference, including the full programme, on the Annual Conference main page.

Take me to the page…

Workshop Fee

You can register to this single workshop for 15€ , or register to multiple workshops for a reduced fee.

Participation is free for Individual Members, Member Associations, and Ambassadors. Reach out to Djoera at djoera@euroclio.eu to know how to join.