International Training Seminar 2020

The Industrial Revolution – a Key Moment in European History

Exact dates to be confirmed

The Fall training of 2020 will deal with a key moment in European History: the Industrial Revolution. By dealing with the Industrial Revolution in different countries throughout Europe, and especially by comparing and contrasting how it came about and was perceived in each country, pupils can identify commonalities in the history of European states, thus understanding that European History dates earlier than 1957. During this weekend training, participants will discuss on how to teach the Industrial Revolution in the broader context of European history.

The training will consist of active workshops, interactive sessions, panel discussions, and a visit to the House of European History. In addition, teachers will be introduced to the Changing Europe unit on Historiana.eu, which sets the European Union in the historical context and underlines the ideals and dilemmas that are at the basis of European past and current affairs.

Location Brussels, Belgium
Training Fee To be confirmed
Duration of the training 2 days over the weekend (you must arrive the Friday before)
Topics touched upon The Industrial Revolution and Modern History, economics, the use of ICT in the classroom, globalisation, ethics, cultural heritage, history of Science and Technology
Eligible for KA1 funding YES
Certificate for Participants YES
Participants expected 25

Extra Information

Additional information on the Summer School will be available soon.

Aims

Programme

Logistics and Fees

 

Limited places available!

There are limited places available, so we recommend you to keep this page monitored and register to the EUROCLIO Newsletter to be always up to date!

Contact

For further information or any questions or inquiries you can contact the seminar organizer Judith Geerling. We are looking forward to your registration.

27th EUROCLIO Annual Conference and Professional Development and Training Course

Controversy and Disagreement in the classroom

We are delighted and honoured to present the 27th EUROCLIO Annual Conference on “Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom”. The Conference, which is organised in cooperation with UDi, the Serbian History Teachers' Association, and Education for the 21st Century, will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 31 March - 04 April 2020. The Conference will incorporate the final training of the Learning to Disagree project.

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. And therefore it is also important that teachers include methods of dialogue, debate and discussion in their lessons, and deal with controversies.

  • Healthy democratic societies are those in which people know how to argue without resorting to harm and violence. Through dialogue, debate and discussion young people can learn to develop listening and speaking skills to argue well. This helps them to become active and responsible democratic citizens.
  • Many countries are experiencing a growing diversity in their classrooms, as societies are growing more diverse. Students should learn how to deal with this diversity of people and plurality of ideas and viewpoints in the world around them.
  • History is always contested, with discussion and debate at its heart. Young people can learn to challenge, explore and test the evidence-base of claims so that they are able to distinguish valid historical interpretations from historical perspectives.
  • Using dialogue, debate and discussion gives students voice. They learn that there are many evidence-based opinions and have the opportunity to participate.
  • Schools are a great place to try these methods outs, as they should be safe learning environments in which young people can test out ideas and explore new thinking, change their views and critically evaluate their own values and attitudes without fear of judgment. At the same time it offers an opportunity to teach them how to respectfully disagree.
  • Dealing with controversial issues provides a good way to directly connect with students’ lives and with the outside world (outside the safe school environment). Ignoring them would mean ignoring the realities in many students’ lives.

The 27th EUROCLIO Annual Conference will consist of active workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions, cultural visits, on-site learning activities, intercultural events. During these activities, teachers will be introduced to the topics of People on the Move, Borders, Surviving under Pressure and Cultural Heritage, and will reflect on how to assess pupils’ social and civil competences through debate, dialogue, and discussion on these topics. In addition, they will be introduced to the new features of the eLearning portal Historiana.eu, especially relating to the eActivity builder.

At a glance:

Location Belgrade, Serbia
Cost 525 Eur, including dinners

Individual membership discount available

Duration of the training 5 days
Topics touched upon Migration, borders, freedom of speech, disinformation, human rights, contemporary history, role of debate & discussion, cultural heritage
Eligible for KA1 funding YES
Certificate for Participants? YES
Participants expected Approximately 150

Teaching European Integration. How and Why?

At a glance:

Location Brussels, Belgium
Cost 220 euros, Early Bird fee 180 euros
Duration of the training 2.5 days
Topics touched upon The birth of the Nation State; The history of the XIX Century; The end of World War 2; The Cold War and its End; European Integration; Globalisation; Ethics; International Relations; The use of ICT in the classroom
Eligible for KA1 funding YES
Certificate for Participants? YES
Participants expected Approximately 20

Registration

The seminar is now fully booked. You cannot register for this seminar anymore.

Additional Documents

Contact Information

If you have any question on the Thematic Seminar “Teaching European Integration. How and Why?”, do not hesitate to contact Alice Modena.

In collaboration with

House of European History

We are delighted and honoured to present the Training Seminar “Teaching European Integration. How and Why?”. The Training, which is the first training organised by EUROCLIO and the House of European History, will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 22-24 November 2019.

The House of European History is a museum and learning forum established in Brussels with the support of the European Parliament. It aims at promoting the knowledge of the history of the European Union, as well as the understanding that there are multiple perspectives connected to it. Together, we will welcome 20 motivated history and citizenship educators from all across Europe. We will offer a programme full of active workshops, keynote lectures, feedback sessions and visits to the House of European History’s exhibition. The programme will focus on the theme: “Teaching European Integration. How and Why?”, and will make use of original educational material developed by the House of European History and by EUROCLIO.

Whether students, and people at large, like it or not, the European Union has a huge impact on everyone’s life. Every day, in fact, European citizens enjoy freedoms that would not have been at their disposal were it not for the Union, and are at the same time subject to rules and regulations that have been established by it. Furthermore, in the last decades, people’s identity has been increasingly influenced by their sense of belonging or not belonging to the Union, ultimately resulting in complex and multiple identity affiliations.

Nevertheless, students lack a clear understanding of what the European Union is and how it came to be. The day after the Brexit Referendum (23 June 2016), for example, the most researched question on Google in the United Kingdom was “What is the E.U.”.

With no knowledge of the EU and its history, it can be argued, students become disenfranchised, starting a vicious circle hard to break: the less they know about the EU, the less they understand the impact it has on them and on their identity, and the impact they can have on it, and the less they want to know about it.

History and citizenship educators are in a unique position: they can help students break this circle. They, in fact, have the possibility to promote, among their students, a clear understanding of the events that led to the creation of the European Union, of how it functions, how it came to be, and why it is a unique institution, results of unique choices and turns of events.

Unfortunately, however, teachers often encounter a series of obstacles when tackling the history of European Integration in the classroom. Among them, the most relevant are:

  1. a lack of time to devote to the topic;
  2. an dense, set curriculum, which allocates few lessons to the history of the EU;
  3. the lack of interest from students in approaching European integration and its history.

This training on “Teaching European Integration” will focus on how teachers can bring the history of the European Union to the classroom in an engaging and meaningful way. Participants will be equipped with a series of ready-to-use materials to teach the history of the European Integration, including materials that link the topic with national and world history, making easier to connect it with national curricula.

 

Programme

Throughout the seminar, participants will take part to active sessions (including workshops and feedback session) that tackle the history of the European Union from two different angles. First, the case for teaching the history of the European Union will be made, and European Integration will be put in the global and national contexts. In the second part of the seminar, participants will receive specific training on how to bring the history of European Integration in the classroom, making the concepts accessible to all students without sacrificing the complexity of the institutions and their history. They will also be introduced to material on how to discuss the European Union in the twenty-first century, and its impact on global history and people’s identity.

Logistics and Fees

Thematic Seminar participation includes joining interesting workshops and discussion, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners.  The Early Bird Fee of € 180,- per person will cover for the programme, while the House of European History will offer the meals.

In addition, we will also offer a discounted rate for Individual EUROCLIO Members. The discount for Individual EUROCLIO Members is of € 40,- and is applicable to the Early Bird Fee and to the Full Summer School Fee.

The deadline for Early Bird registrations is 14 September. After 14 September the full rate of € 220,- per person applies. However, there are a limited number of places available, and we would advise you to register as soon as possible.

EUROCLIO’s 2019 5th Regional Summer School: “Diversity and Violence”

Rethinking approaches in History Education

22 - 24 August 2019 - Osijek, Croatia

This year, the Summer School will take place in the beautiful setting of Osijek, Croatia, from 22 to 24 August 2019. The Croatian History Teachers Association (HUNP) and the Museum of Slavonia (Muzej Slavonije) are co-organising the Summer School.

The theme this year will be “Diversity and violence”. The setting of the summer school in Croatia offers a great opportunity to deal with this theme, as violence and diversity have shaped the countries’ history up until today. The Balkan region is famous for its multicultural composition, with substantial minorities in past and present. In this summer school we will explore the issues of minorities in history teaching, and aspects of separate schooling systems for different groups within society. This is connected to a focus on local history in history teaching, looking at both Croatian and international examples. At the same time, violent episodes in the past, including World War 2 and the 1990s war (Homeland war) have influenced how society deals with its diverse population and history.

Political elites often continue wars through collective memory. In this context, history and citizenship educators have the pivotal role of countering this tendency by promoting a critical look at national and world history, helping students analyse the causes and consequences of intolerance, and, ultimately, preventing history from repeating itself. To enable educators to fulfill this demanding role, it is necessary to rethink the approach to history education.

Location Osijek, Croatia
Training Fee Early Bird: € 495,-. No longer available.

Full Participation Fee: € 550,-.  (including accommodation, meals)

Duration of the training 3 days
Topics touched upon Diversity, remembrance, contemporary history, World War 2, 1990s Yugoslav wars
Eligible for KA1 funding YES
Certificate for Participants? YES
Individual EUROCLIO Member Discount AVAILABLE - € 45,-
Participants expected Approximately 30

Extra Information

Programme

During the Summer School, multiple educational visits and workshops will aim to discuss how to rethink approaches in history education to start teaching about diversity and violence in an effective and sensitive way.

The programme will consist also of some specific themes:

  • Multiculturalism and Threats of War War in Croatia was part of the biggest conflict in Europe after the Second World War. Its cost was enormous: human losses, refugees, depopulation, impoverishment and destruction of urban and rural settlements, economic infrastructure and cultural heritage. All these consequences still largely shape fragile and sensitive relations in and between societies and states of the region.
  • Coexistence and Remembrance – Some scholars describe the commemorative culture in Croatia by a concept “islands of memory” meaning that there are separate communities of remembrance which deal with different traumatic events and rarely overlap in doing so. You will be able to explore memorial sites and reflect the connection of education and remembrance in relation to these historical events.

During the three training days, participants will learn through workshops, on-site study visits, peer learning and debating. They will have the opportunity to visit some of the war affected areas, hear about curricular approaches to recent painful past, visit memorial sites and explore their educational programmes. Participants will improve their knowledge of diversity and violence, and get acquainted with new educational contents, services, methods and, of course, educators from different countries.

Check out the Summer School Programme here!

Logistics and Fees

Summer school participation includes joining interesting workshops and discussion, on site study visits, local travel, accommodation for four nights in a 3*** Hotel in Tvrđa, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners. The Early Bird Fee of € 495,- per person will cover for all of this.

In addition, we will also offer a discounted rate for Individual EUROCLIO Members. The discount for Individual EUROCLIO Members is of € 45,-, and is applicable to the Early Bird Fee and to the Full Summer School Fee.

Register now at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/euroclio-5th-regional-summer-school-diversity-and-violence-tickets-57095402887