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  • On Listening II: The Inter-Academic

    Über das Zuhören II – Zwischenakademisches

    What does a text about listening have to do with academia? As humanities scholars, are we not “brought up” to listen, to read carefully, to weigh up...

    On Listening II: The Inter-Academic
  • On Listening I: The Interpersonal

    Über das Zuhören I – Zwischenmenschliches

    The forest has been a favourite retreat for Germans for centuries. It has also been romantically transfigured by the poets and thinkers of this country. It ...

    On Listening I: The Interpersonal
  • Against Empathy in History?

    Gegen Empathie in der Geschichte?

    Empathy is undoubtedly a good thing, right? Barack Obama certainly thought so. He declared before and during his presidency that America’s federal deficit was less of a problem than its...

    Against Empathy in History?
  • Frameworks of Knowledge and the “Big Picture”

    Wissensrahmen und das “Große Ganze”

    Although many history educators agree that one of the purposes of school history should be to help students assemble the historical knowledge into coherent “big picture” historical narratives...

    Frameworks of Knowledge and the “Big Picture”
  • (Pre-)Scientific Information Retrieval and Wikipedia

    (Vor-)Wissenschaftlich Recherchieren mit Wikipedia?

    Search engines often used for (pre)scientific information retrieval. Wikipedia is a common encyclopedia with more or less suitable articles. Whoever teaches students should emphasize to check such sources carefully.

    (Pre-)Scientific Information Retrieval and Wikipedia
  • History Textbooks – what and whom are they for?

    Geschichtslehrbücher – für wen und warum?

    In Austria, history classes provide competences, concepts, and topics, which should be persistently implemented in history textbooks in accordance with Ministry of Education. Historical thinking...

    History Textbooks – what and whom are they for?
  • The Elements of Primary School History

    Geschichtsunterricht in der Grundschule

    How does one provide an easily accessible description of history for the primary school (primary school history) that non-specialist teachers can understand and adopt? This diagrammatic solution was developed after...

    The Elements of Primary School History
  • “History Types” and Public History

    “Geschichtssorten” und Public History

    History is made. Public history must therefore deal with the product-oriented practices of historiography. A cornerstone of a research-oriented public history could be the introduction of "history types" as an analytical concept.

    “History Types” and Public History

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