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  • About Competences, or – instead – how about Education?

    Über Kompetenzen – oder doch eher: Wie wär’s mit Bildung?

    It seems to be a platitude: knowledge should not remain unexploited but, instead, be used for effective problem-solving in realistic situations. The discussions of the last few years about education and the development of competency models were characterized by this idea that – at first glance – appears reasonable.

    About Competences, or – instead – how about Education?
  • Historical Burdens of Turkish Universities

    Die historische Erblast türkischer Universitäten | Türkiye’de Üniversitenin Tarihsel Sorunlarla Yüzleşmesi

    During the long period of Ottoman rule, institutions of tertiary education were considered to be the same as Islamic Schools. However, during the phase of modernisation, these institutions did not fulfil any functions. Institutions of tertiary education comparable to those in Europe were first established ...

    Historical Burdens of Turkish Universities
  • Social Identity Through Public History

    Soziale Identität durch Public History

    Public History promotes social identity. This is at the same time an opportunity, a danger and a challenge. In particular actors of Public History are required to take into consideration the needs for identification [...]

    Social Identity Through Public History
  • 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.
  • Heidegger, Historicity, and the Black Notebooks

    Heidegger, Historizität und die Schwarzen Hefte

    Heidegger’s ‘Schwarze Hefte(n)’ have generated some recent controversy. Here, I should like to very briefly deal with the problem of ‘historicity’ and what this means for ‘public history’. The politics of Heidegger’s place in the humanist tradition ...

    Heidegger, Historicity, and the Black Notebooks
  • Back to the Cold War: Museumised Bunker Installations

    Zeitreise in den Kalten Krieg. Musealisierte Bunkeranlagen

    Underworlds have become tourist magnets. Underground nuclear bunkers from the Cold War also fall into this category. Whether they are in Germany, Canada, Denmark ... They are unique sites of contemporary history.

    Back to the Cold War: Museumised Bunker Installations
  • Bilingual History classes (CLIL) – no, thanks!

    Bilingualer Geschichtsunterricht – Nein Danke!

    The North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) education portal grandiosely states: "Bilingual teaching is a formula for success. The DESI (Deutsch-Englisch Schülerleistungen International) study commissioned by the Conference of German Education Ministers, projects at different schools, 

    Bilingual History classes (CLIL) – no, thanks!
  • Historicising role models, historical-political remembrance

    Historisierte Leitbilder, geschichtspolitisches Gedenken

    Do you know the country’s memorial foundations for outstanding German statesmen [Politikergedenkstiftungen]? One of them or even all of them? Sometimes it is hard to imagine that the nationally funded German memorial landscape might include more than just ...

    Historicising role models, historical-political remembrance

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