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Complexity in the Specification of the History Curriculum

Die Komplexität von Geschichtslehrplan-Vorgaben

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  • Crossing Barriers: an International Public History

    Grenzen überschreiten: eine Internationale Public History | Traverser les frontières : une histoire publique internationale

    Public history looks more international than ever. The internationalization of public history creates a common space for discussion about the changing...

    Crossing Barriers: an International Public History
  • Internationalizing Public History

    Die Internationalisierung der Public History | L'internationalisation de l'Histoire Publique

    Today, public history is a global discipline, which considers the presence of the past—and the construction of history—outside academic settings. The practice of history has always been “public” ...

    Internationalizing Public History
  • 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
  • Ottoman History and Peace Education

    Osmanische Geschichte und Friedenspädagogik | Osmanli Arşiv Belgelerinin Bariş Eğitiminde Kullanilmasi

    Humanity has been confronted with many problems. In order to solve these issues, peace education can help students to develop skills...

    Ottoman History and Peace Education
  • 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?

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  • 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?
  • Public History with Tweets

    Über Public History twittern
    European 1914-1918 auf Twitter

    This article describes the way in which the commemoration of the First World War’s centenary is dealt with on Twitter and observes how Twitter promotes both public activities with the past and the expertise of public historians online.

    Public History with Tweets
  • Borders In the Head: Comparing Mexican and Berlin Wall

    Grenzen im Kopf: Die mexikanische und die Berliner Mauer

    In order to understand previous and contemporary political conflicts through history education in both formal and informal environments, it is imperative to comprehend what has happened and where a certain event has happened.

    Borders In the Head: Comparing Mexican and Berlin Wall
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