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Tooling Up: Public History in the University Curriculum

Aufrüsten: Public History im universitären Lehrplan

Moral and Cognitive Dilemmas in History Education

Ηθικά και Γνωστικά Διλήμματα στην Ιστορική Εκπαίδευση | Moralische und kognitive Dilemmata der Historischen Bildung

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  • A History/Memory Matrix for History Education

    Eine Geschichts-/Gedächtnis-Matrix für den Geschichtsunterricht

    On what grounds do the interventions of school history rest? Why not simply accept “spontaneous” community memory, family myth, commercially produced narratives (e.g., Hollywood cinema) or other state-sponsored memories (e.g., national...

    A History/Memory Matrix for History Education
  • Defining History as a School Subject

    Geschichte als Schulfach definieren

    History curriculum documents for schools often contain a statement providing a description or definition of the nature of the subject. Recent developments in South Africa draw attention to the need to provide a justification for the vision and purpose of History as a school subject.

    Defining History as a School Subject
  • Racism – A Killing Argument in Cultural Studies?

    Rassismus - ein kulturwissenschaftliches Totschlagargument?

    In the culture of politics and history, racism is a thoroughly over-used term. It belongs neither to political nor to cultural-scientific lines of thought, and its meaning has been poorly defined.

    Racism – A Killing Argument in Cultural Studies?
  • Iconoclasm Backwards. A Lost Memorial Site

    Denkmalsturz rückwärts. Ein verlorener Gedenkort | Iconoclasme inverse. Un lieu de mémoire perdu

    Following the irreparable destruction of the equestrian statue depicting Wilhelm I at the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) in Koblenz, a national flag, mounted on the abandoned torso, was located there from 1953 till 1993. ...

    Iconoclasm Backwards. A Lost Memorial Site
  • Theory of History Knowledge: Poor.

    Geschichtstheoretische Kenntnisse: Mangelhaft.

    Numerous texts on the didactics of history are permeated with stylish jargon that has nothing to do with the established terminology of the theory of history. This is just not simply a matter of buzzwords – this jargon represents, instead, obscuring terminology and the vocabulary of idlers.

    Theory of History Knowledge: Poor.

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  • National Day at School?

    Nationalfeiertage in der Schule?

    Are national days good examples of the wide-ranging influence of public history when it comes to building historical beliefs among the majority of the population?

    National Day at School?
  • Complexity in the Specification of the History Curriculum

    Die Komplexität von Geschichtslehrplan-Vorgaben

    Bishop Colenso, Great Britain, and South Africa. A school history curriculum variously gives learners an introduction to historical themes. It does not, however, convey well the complexity of the past.

    Complexity in the Specification of the History Curriculum
  • Teaching History in Order to Develop Critical Thinking?

    Enseigner l’histoire pour former la pensée critique? | Geschichte vermitteln um kritisches Denken auszubilden?

    Students do not simply develop an adequate understanding of "critical thinking" "in a natural way", neither if they are taught history or another subject.

    Teaching History in Order to Develop Critical Thinking?
  • Interdisciplinary Research in History Education

    Interdisziplinäres Forschen in Geschichtsdidaktik

    If we try to focus on the differentiation of empirical research in history didactics, we see that the German-speaking world is currently putting a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary teams like HiTCH.

    Interdisciplinary Research in History Education
  • Wissen2go – Teacher-Centered Instruction on YouTube

    Wissen2go – Frontalunterricht auf YouTube

    On YouTube's Wissen2go channel, a journalist explains history and politics to half a million followers. The Russian Revolution is in high range of popularity. Why are there so many viewers and what does this say about teaching history?

    Wissen2go – Teacher-Centered Instruction on YouTube
  • Unfortunate Choice of Words – or Is There More Behind It?

    "Polskie obozy" – świadome czy nieświadome fałszowanie historii? | Unglückliche Wortwahl - oder steckt mehr dahinter?

    In the textbook "Geschichte und Geschehen" the term "mass deportations to Polish camps" is erroneously used in the chapter about the Holocaust. The knowledge of the textbook’s authors, editors and teachers has thus been called into question.

    Unfortunate Choice of Words – or Is There More Behind It?
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