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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
"Looking at History through different lenses" 19th EUROCLIO Annual International Professional Development Conference
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A GRUNDTVIG GRANT (ADULT EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
CONFERENCE OR SEMINAR
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 514766-LLP-1-2011-1-NL-ASSOC-FP
GENERAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Active citizenship
Combating failure in education
Courses on adult literacy/basic skills
Education management/project management
European citizenship & European dimension
ICT - Information and communication technologies
Inclusive approaches
Intercultural education
Pedagogy and didactics
School improvement & quality evaluation
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
Turkish
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
ADULT EDUCATION
Adult education provider
Higher education institution offering outreach courses for adults
Organisations working with migrant groups/ethnic minorities
Other sectors of adult education
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
Inspectors
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Members of students/teachers councils in adult education
Other, namely: Curriculum developers, textbook authors
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
EUROCLIO, The European Association of History Educators
Laan van Meerdervoort 70
2517AN -
The Hague
Netherlands
www.euroclio.eu
 
Jonathan Even-Zohar
0031 70 381 7836
0031 70 385 3669
jonathan@euroclio.nl
Joke van der Leeuw-Roord
0031 70 381 7836
0031 70 385 3669
joke@euroclio.nl
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
The construction of the European Identity and Citizenship is a common aim of European Curricula that, following EU Recommendations, point out the role of school education in promoting an European identity based on the plurality of traditions and cultures. Referring to these declarations, some subjects and some cross-disciplinary areas (such as History and Social Studies) play a crucial function in the education of the future European citizens, working in particular on differences and communalities among Regions and Countries. The Conference Participants will be asked to familiarize themselves with the EUROCLIO Project in Turkey "A Key to Europe, Innovative Methodology in Turkish School History (2009-2012)". The Conference will address a series of interesting questions: • To what extent Turkish history education meets the needs of citizens of 21st. Century?
What is the meaning of multiperspectivity and critical thinking in the context of History education?
What are the challenges?
What are contexts?
How can we teach these topics from different dimensions such as local, regional, national, European and world history
How can we teach and assess these topics in different age groups, different school levels and multicultural classrooms?
How does history teaching contribute to the promotion of positive values amongst young people including a valuing of civil dialogue, participatory democracy, European citizenship and NGOs?
What constitutes ‘good’ or even ‘best’ practice in teaching about these topics in the Turkey and across Europe?
Does Turkish history education contribute to Turkey’s membership process to the EU?
How can we learn from each other in preparing young people to be active, engaged citizens in a 21st century European and ‘globalised’ society?
The aims of the conference are to:
•Share the Turkish experience on the learning and teaching of history, based on recent curricula with particular attention to innovative history teaching
•Present Turkish and international examples of good practice in teaching topics from a local to a European perspective, taking into consideration different levels in education and different age groups
•Contribute in the debate on how history and social studies education in Turkey and the EU could be conceptualised by creating a platform to discuss the issues of ‘identity’ and ‘multiculturalism’ in the context of Turkey and EU relationships.
•Offer opportunities for discussion for history teachers from different countries and traditions
•Strengthen national and international cooperation, communication and networking on the training of history and social studies teachers in Turkey and abroad.
•Enhance European awareness and dimension in history and social studies teaching in Turkey.
•Present results of comparative international research projects
•Assess EUROCLIO’s work on the learning and teaching of History in Europe and to decide on its policy priorities for the coming years.
•Discuss the work of NGOs in the development of history education across Europe and beyond and in developing cooperation between different countries.
•Address the sensitive and controversial issues
•Inform about the progress in development of a comparative, common interactive tool for European history
•A full training course for at least 200 participants, from Turkey and a wide range of European countries, with lectures, best practice workshops, school visits, discussion groups and on-site education;
•Debate on Turkish history education particularly with respect to European and international perspectives, to raise awareness of the importance of history teaching for young people to socialise into a rapidly changing society;
•Evaluation of existing Turkish and international teaching materials for school history in design, pedagogic practice, assessment opportunities and professional implications
•Evaluation of EUROCLIO/MATRA project, A Key to Europe, Innovative Methodology in Turkish School History.
•The 2012 EUROCLIO General Assembly, assessing the results of the policy and work of EUROCLIO for 2011 and deciding on the policy priorities for history education in Europe for 2013-2014;
•A Europe- wide comparative questionnaire exploring challenges of teaching history from different perspectives.
•A PR-campaign in the media in Turkey and beyond on the importance of innovative (includes multiperspectivity and critical thinking) history teaching in Europe.
Dissemination of the Conference materials through training seminars carried out by EUROCLIO, its member associations and other partners.
Conference Publications in:
Local, national and international press
Website of The Association of History Educators in Turkey (http://www.tarihegitimcileri.org.tr/sayfa/)
Media coverage in Turkey
International press releases
EUROCLIO website, newsletter and special edition for the conference.
National and European websites and magazines on the learning and teaching of history
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
DAY 1:
Optional programme for early arrivals: City tour
Official Welcomes and Programme introduction
Presentation of EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, EUROCLIO Executive-Director
DAY 2:
Presentation of the Turkish Educational System with focus on History Education
Presentation “Barriers to Innovative Methodology: A Critical Analysis”
Introduction of the EUROCLIO Project “A Key to Europe: Innovative Methodology for Turkish History Education”
Six parallel workshops: Examples from A Key to Europe: Innovative Methodology for Turkish History Education
Lecture on “Turkish historiography: from tradition to modern perspectives”
Panel discussion: Foreigners in Turkey: How they cope with history education in Turkey
DAY 3:
Lectures on “European History in Turkey” and “Turkish History in Europe”
Presentation on Teaching Islam in Europe (Islam, European Identity and history)
Six Parallel workshops: European examples of teaching about Turkey and Islam
Panel discussion: “How to address the multicultural challenges in Europe through history education"
DAY 4:
School visits in the Province of Antalya
Six parallel workshops: Imagining Europe and Europeans in different school levels: culture, migration, work, conflict
Guided city tour in Antalya
DAY 5:
Study visit focused on Historical Heritage to Aspendos,Demre, Myra & Kekova, Antalya city tour and Archeological Museum, Archeological Highlights
Free evening in Antalya
DAY 6:
Presentation of UNESCO and its activities in Turkey
Presentation of the Turkish History Educators Association and role of NGOs in Turkish history education
Panel discussion: The role of INGOs and non-INGOs in history education: Road ahead
“Facts and Future” EUROCLIO questionnaire 2012 – Presentation of the results collected
Presentation of the EUROCLIO Historiana Programme, www.historiana.eu
EUROCLIO General Assembly and General Assembly of the Association of Turkish history educators
Final Dinner with Cultural event
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance in English
 
Certificate of attendance in English
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