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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Reflecting Remembrance.
Teaching History for a Common Culture of Remembrance?
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(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
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Cultural heritage
Ethics, religions, philosophy
Geography
History and social science
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Primary
General secondary
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, assesment
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
EUROCLIO - The European Association of History Educators
Laan van Meerdervoort 70
2517 AN -
The Hague
Netherlands
www.euroclio.eu
 
Jonathan Even-Zohar
0031 70 3817836
0031 70 3853669
jonathan@euroclio.eu
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Participants are asked to prepare the work in the discussion groups and practical workshops by studying the material that will be send out beforehand. Every participant should bring textbooks/teaching materials related to their history curriculum and/or examples of good practice related to the content of the course.
•Share the experience on the learning and teaching of history, particularly that related to remembrance, commemoration and legacies of memory.
•Present German and international examples of dealing with controversies related to commemoration and remembrance
•Contribute in the debate on how to create bridges between theory and practice, between museums and schools, but also between these and society at large
•Offer opportunities for discussion for history teachers from different countries and traditions
•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.
•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 140 participants, from Germany and a wide range of European countries,
with lectures, presentation, debates, discussions, workshops, on-site study visits to commemoration sites, school visits, city tours and social-cultural programmes;
•Debate on European history education particularly with respect to commemoration, remembrance and controversies related to dealing with legacies of memory;
•The 2013 EUROCLIO General Assembly, assessing the results of the policy and work of EUROCLIO for 2012 and deciding on the policy priorities for history education in Europe for 2014-2015;
•A Europe-wide comparative questionnaire exploring challenges of teaching history from different perspectives.
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 Germany (http://www.geschichtslehrerverband.de) and Thuringia (http://www.geschichtslehrerverband-thueringen.de);
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: Orientation and Contextualisation (7 April)

•Welcome and Introduction
•Opening Speech, Ulrich Bongertmann
•Introduction to the Programme, by Sylvia Semmet & Katrin Herzig
•EUROCLIO in 2012, Overview of Results, by Joke van der Leeuw-Roord
•Brief Introduction to History Education in Germany
•Introduction /Welcome to Erfurt – City of Diversity
•Icebreaker – A Common Timeline of German History?

Day 2: Germany in Europe (8 April)

•Official Opening
•Panel Discussion: Germany, Remembrance and the Neighbors
•6-8 Workshops: International Cooperation on Sensitive Issues in History for Classroom Practice “Best Practices”
•Panel Discussion: Europe; Moving to a Common Memory?
•Pub Quiz in the Monks Cellar: What do History Teachers actually know?

Day 3: Jewish Life in Europe - the example of Erfurt (9 April)

•Exploring the Jewish History of Erfurt including a visit to the old Synagogue
•Reception at the Jewish community centre; Jewish Life in Erfurt today?
•6-8 International Workshops; Teaching and Learning Jewish History and Heritage
•Panel Discussion: History, Remembrance and the Formation of Identity

Day 4: Buchenwald - Holocaust Remembrance and then what?
(10 April)

•On-Site Study Visit to commemoration site Buchenwald and City of Weimar

Day 5: Point Alpha: Hottest Spot in the Cold War (11 April)

•On-Site Study Visit to Intra-German commemoration site Checkpoint Alpha in Geisa
•East and West: Converging Memories in Post-War Germany and Europe
•International Workshops by Haus der Geschichte, Jens Huttmann Federal Foundation for Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, Dr Janowitz Federal Commission for State Security Files)
•Concluding Panel

Day 6: From Heritage and Policies to the Classroom (12 April)

•On-Site School Visits to Primary, Secondary, High-Secondary School in Thuringen
•Small Group Reflective sessions on the School Visits
•EUROCLIO General Assembly
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input.
 
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input.
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