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History Educators in a New Era

Geschichte lehren in einem neuen Zeitalter

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Helping Students Make History: Community Engaged Learning

Studierenden helfen, Geschichte zu machen

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • Historical Consciousness, Fake News, and the Other

    Historisches Bewusstsein, Fake News und das Andere

    Seldom does a day go past since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States without reports of "alternative facts" and "fake news". This presents both a problem and an opportunity for history educators.

    Historical Consciousness, Fake News, and the Other
  • Socialism Realised

    Sozialismus greifbar gemacht | Socialism Realised - cesta tam a zase zpátky
    Pensioners in Pioneer Costumes from Socialism Times dance

    Might the experience of living in a communist regime be useful for the general international public? This is our attempt to answer this question.

    Socialism Realised
  • Photographs and Occupied Cities

    Fotografien und besetzte Städte | Photographies et villes occupées

    Historical photos are a favoured instrument of Public Historians, especially in exhibitions. They evoke emotions and create narrative dimensions for a broad audience.

    Photographs and Occupied Cities
  • “Whitewater Canoeists” or “Rule Applying Automats”?

    "Wildwasserpaddler" oder "Regelanwendungsautomaten"?

    The question in History Didactics isn't always so much as what the students need to know but what a history teacher actually needs to know in order to be able to work successfully.

    “Whitewater Canoeists” or “Rule Applying Automats”?
  • The Reformation Jubilee. A Polemic

    Das Reformationsjubiläum. Eine Polemik | Het reformatiejubileum. Een polemiek

    Unconcerned minds may fall prey to the idea – quite appropriate for a first intuition – that the Reformation jubilee has something to do with historical reassessment.

    The Reformation Jubilee. A Polemic
  • Curriculum Debates as Public History: Australia

    Lehrplandebatten als Public History: Australien

    Curriculum debates: Increasingly, school history has become the focus of public interest, although the fault lines of related debates seem to fall along predictably and often polarised political orientations.

    Curriculum Debates as Public History: Australia
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