The Benefit of Hindsight

Workshop by Valerio Bernardi, Learning to Disagree Team

This workshop is the product of the Learning to Disagree project. 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 first with their students, subsequently teaching 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.

In August 1991, a cargo ship named Vlora arrived from Albania with 20,000 people on board in the Bari seaport, a major city of south-east Italy. The Italian Government decided to authorize the ship to come alongside the quay in Bari. After one or two days the immigrants were brought to the old Stadium in Bari called Victory. They were segregated for several days and most of them were repatriated to Albania. During those days there were also some riots  in the stadium . In the decades to come many more ships like the Vlora arrived in Italy from various places.

Valerio is one of the core members of the Learning to Disagree team and created the learning activity about the Vlora. In this workshop you will partake in said learning activity and subsequently you will be introduced to an activity that will allow students to have the possibility to compare migration in the past with migration today. Even more so, it will help students develop an understanding of the motivation of migration, empathy with the actors involved in (the history of) migration, and develop a positive attitude towards people with a different cultural background. The latter is specifically important as understanding of the other is needed to foster good dialogue and communication. 

Upcoming Events

  1. Pass or Fail? Assessing Assessment

    July 6 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 7:00 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.

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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 “The Benefit of Hindsight” on Historiana.

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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. Pass or Fail? Assessing Assessment

    July 6 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 7:00 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.

EuroClio’s 2020 6th Regional Summer School

*DATE & LOCATION TBC*

The 6th EuroClio Regional Summer School will take place in the Western Balkans in Summer 2020. Please check our website for updates as we will shortly announce the topic, date and location.

The Summer School is a capacity-building event providing transnational transfer of knowledge and experience. We hope that through lectures, workshops, discussion groups and study visits, participating history and heritage educators will be stimulated to implement innovative teaching practices in their classroom and/or museum/site/institute and to work towards a framework for a common approach for dealing with history. Participants will improve their knowledge of cultures and get acquainted with new educational contents, services, and methods. participants will be able to take part in different formats of exchange and learning and attend lectures, workshops, and study visits to schools, relevant NGOs, memorial sites and museums.

Where and when does the Regional Summer School take place?

The summer school takes place in the central weeks of summer, often in August, each year in a different county. So far, we have been to: Šipovo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Lovćen Mountain (Montenegro), Vlorë (Albania), Metlika (Slovenia) and Osijek (Croatia)