Active workshop on How does Propaganda Work

Hosted by Helen Snelson, EuroClio

This workshop is inspired by the Historiana learning activity “How does propaganda work?” At the end of this activity, students will be able to define the term propaganda and identify different techniques that are deployed to make propaganda work. They will consider how the intended audience for a piece of propaganda shapes how it is produced and presented. They will categorise and analyse some sources which are propaganda from World War I. They will then identify for themselves some examples of modern propaganda and compare them to the definitions and the propaganda from 1914-18 to assess the similarities and differences between the historic and the contemporary. They will produce a short ‘how to?’ guide to present to younger students to demonstrate their learning.

 

About Helen Snelson

Helen Snelson is a EuroClio ambassador and the Curriculum Area Leader for the Secondary History Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course. She is a member of the Historiana Teaching and Learning Team. Helen Snelson is an experienced education trainer and secondary school teacher. Helen Snelson has worked for many years on the development of history education projects. She taught for 20 years in a variety of 11-18 secondary schools, and she is a Chartered History Teacher.

 

You can check out the activity on Historiana at this link:  https://historiana.eu/learning-activity/how-does-propaganda-work

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

Participation Fees

Participation to this webinar is free of charge.

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees. If you would like to support us, please consider becoming an individual member!

Active workshop on the use of media to manipulate readers

Hosted by Laurence Bragard, House of European History

In this workshop, we will discuss the definition of ‘Fake’. Laurence Bragard will provide riveting examples of falsification throughout history, from antiquity to the present era. We will underline the specific historical circumstances of each fake entity in several case studies, including the development of knowledge and modern science, the rise of consumerism and the advent of mass media and social media. We will discover how forgers have proven to be experts with their fingers on the pulse of their times, responding with pinpoint precision to the needs and expectations of their age. You will also be invited to play a Forgery Quiz hosted by the famous forger, Han Van Meegeren, Explore, Practise & Reflect on disinformation and Snap Judgement.

Learning outcomes of the workshop:

  • Raise awareness about how facts, techniques and emotions can be blended in different media;
  • Prepare learners for an active role in society by increasing their competence when using media;
  • Increase insight into how different media may be biased and how we are influenced by this;
  • Develop critical thinking skills

  

About Laurence Bragard

Laurence Bragard develops, co-ordinates and delivers the formal learning offers of the House of European History. She has worked with school, youth and family audiences in museum and gallery settings for over 16 years. She has extensive experience of Object-Based Learning, and has played a key role in developing the educational collections of the House of European History. Laurence has taught onsite and online teachers’ workshops for eTwinning, EuroClio and various history fairs for teachers.

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

Participation Fees

Participation to this webinar series is free of charge

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees. If you would like to support us, please consider becoming an individual member!

Key-note lecture on “Defining Propaganda and Fake News”

Hosted by Dylan Wray, Shikaya

We will add a description of the session soon!

 

 About Dylan Wray

Dylan Wray is the co-founder and executive director of Shikaya, a non-profit civil society organization that acknowledges the increasing role of teachers in building up South Africa’s democracy. Shikaya supports teachers and school leaders to educate and teach young pupils to become responsible, active citizens who think critically and engage socially in their country’s democratic processes. Dylan Wray is the co-author of an online blog  A School Where I Belong – Creating Transformed and Inclusive South African Schools (www.aschoolwhereibelong.com), on an online platform dedicated to the transformation and belonging in schools. Dylan Wray is a former History teacher. He wrote and created numerous educational resources and textbooks to help young people to grapple with ethical and moral decision-making.

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

Participation Fees

Participation to this webinar is free of charge.

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees. If you would like to support us, please consider becoming an individual member!

Active discussion groups on assessment and sharing of best practices

Closing Session hosted by the EuroClio Staff

During the last session, we will host separate breakout rooms on the four topics of the pre-recorded sessions. Participants will be able to join one or more rooms, to discuss their thoughts about the topic at hand. In the second half of the session, we will host a sharing of best assessment practices in the form of a virtual poster marketplace or speed dating exercise, depending on the amount of participants.

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

Participation Fee and Structure

Participation to this webinar series is free of charge. The webinar series will consist of three live sessions and four pre-recorded sessions.

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

The ethical implications of assessing values and attitudes

Keynote Lecture hosted by Prof. TAN Oon Seng – Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

During this session, hosted by Prof. TAN Oon Seng, we will focus on how to assess students’ values and attitudes, and on its ethical implications. In particular, we will be talking about assessing values and attitudes in the history classroom, both in theory and in practice.

The keynote lecture would be followed by a short Q&A and sharing session, with a question prepared to guide the conversation.

This session will take place, live, on zoom. To ensure the safety of the sharing space, we will not record this session.

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

Participation Fee and Structure

Participation to this webinar series is free of charge. The webinar series will consist of three live sessions and four pre-recorded sessions.

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

The use of rubrics and features of quality in assessment

Hosted by Anthony Malone and Majella Dempsey (Maynooth University)

In this session, we will focus on the use of rubrics. Anthony and Majella will introduce us to what kind of rubrics are available for teacher, how to design your own rubric, and how to use rubrics to assess each student in a way that fits their personal needs.

This session will be pre-recorded by EuroClio and published on our YouTube channel on 11 August 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

Would you like to be notified once the video will be uploaded?

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

Using the Council of Europe Competence Butterfly for assessment

Hosted by Ann-Laure Liéval (EuroClio Ambassador and Board Member) and Benny Christensen (EuroClio Ambassador)

In 2016, the Council of Europe issued the “Competences for Democratic Culture”, a document which highlights various competences and skills that we should help our students develop to be active and engaged citizens. This session will focus on how to use the “butterfly” (a visual organizer that shows what the Competences for Democratic Culture are) to design assessment.

This session will be pre-recorded by EuroClio and published on our YouTube channel on 04 August 2021.

Would you like to be notified once the video will be uploaded?

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

Improving the learning process with formative assessment

Hosted by Ute Ackermann Boeros (EuroClio Ambassador and Board Member).

Assessment is sometimes seen as a negative, and as judging, rather than a tool for development and improvement. This session will be focused on how to use assessment as a tool to improve the learning process. In addition, we will focus also on how to keep the assessment process open enough, so that students can understand the benefits? In other words, how to not treat formative assessment as a secret.

This session will be pre-recorded by EuroClio and published on our YouTube channel on 28 July 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

Would you like to be notified once the video will be uploaded?

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

Online formative assessment

Hosted by Sally Thorne (The Historical Association) and Simone Beale (co-founder of the History Teacher Book Club).

In the past year and a half, most of our teaching practice has been transferred online, including assessment. Despite the slow return to in-person teaching, it looks like online lessons and online assessment are here to stay. In this pre-recorded session, we will present some tools and practical tips and tricks to carry out online formative assessment.

This session will be pre-recorded by EuroClio and published on our YouTube channel on 21 July 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

Would you like to be notified once the video will be uploaded?

We would like to thank our Individual Members for their support in developing this webinar series. The topic has been selected based on input from all members, and the recordings of our sessions are (partially) supported through individual membership fees.

If you would like to see more webinar series like this, please consider joining us as Individual Member!

Pass or Fail? Assessing Assessment

A EuroClio Webinar Series on Assessment

If there is one thing that we at EuroClio have learned during the past few years, it is that assessment is a rather complex and multifaceted part of (history and citizenship) education, and that not all teachers feel equipped for and comfortable to assess their students when it comes to formative assessment in the context of topics that might be controversial or sensitive for some of them (see, for example, the Needs Assessment carried out in 2017-2018 within the Learning to Disagree Project). At the same time, during the plenary workshop on assessment that took place in November 2020, all participants agreed that assessment is a key part of (history and citizenship) education.

Many things affect how assessment may be followed out, such as time constraints, diverse classrooms, online formats and the space left for skills and competences. How to carry out assessment in order to benefit the learning process of each individual student?

This webinar series, blending pre-recorded and live sessions, will try to tackle some of these topics, to kick-start a discussion on where we stand when it comes to assessment, and how we can develop new approaches to assessment that are better suited to fulfil not only our needs as educators, but also our students’ needs.

A very special blended format

The ‘Assessment’ webinar series consists of seven sessions, taking place in the summer of 2021, starting July 13 until August 25. The first session will be held live on zoom, followed by four pre-recorded, practical sessions which will be periodically uploaded on our Youtube page. Everything will be followed by a live keynote lecture and a live closing session, where participants will have the possibility to meet the speakers and to share their own experiences. The programme will open with a session on the relationship between creativity and assessment. During this session, we will also explore the connections between state exams and the creativity of students and teachers. During the following four pre-recorded sessions, assessment will be looked at from different perspectives, while providing tips and tricks for good practices.

Participants will be presented tools and methodologies to:

The pre-recorded sessions will be followed by a keynote lecture on the ethical implications of assessing values and attitudes. The keynote lecture will be hosted by Prof. TAN Oon Seng (Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD) at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). Followed by this, a short Q&A session will take place, as well as an opportunity for participants to share their initial thoughts and hopes about the coming sessions. 

The series will end with an live interactive session, where participants will discuss their thoughts about the dedicated sessions with their peers and the designated speakers. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their personal reflections, tips and insights on assessment. 

What will you learn?

During the webinar series, you will:

  • Understand the role that attitudes and values play in learning about historical events and how to consider these in assessment;
  • Investigate the tensions between central exams, curriculum constraints, and assessing skills and competences;
  • Exchange experiences and thoughts about victories and failures of assessment practices;
  • Learn about formative assessment as a way to update learning to promote positive development.

 

 

(1) In 2016, the Council of Europe issued the “Competences for Democratic Culture”, a document which highlights various competences and skills that we should help our students develop to be active and engaged citizens. The butterfly the “butterfly” is a visual organizer that shows what the Competences for Democratic Culture are.

By registering, you will be added to a mailing list which will receive the links to join the live sessions, as well as direct links, updates, and additional material (if applicable) every time a pre-recorded session is made available online.

Participation to this series is free of charge.

Contact us!

Do you want to know more about this webinar series? Do you have a great assessment method that you would like to share with your colleagues? Have you recently read a book / listened to a podcast about assessment, which you want to recommend to your colleagues?

Let us know by emailing us at secretariat@euroclio.eu!

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