Abstract: There is agreement amongst media commentators that the spread of so-called fake news poses a serious threat to democratic society, and as history educators, we have an obligation to… Read More ›
Tag Archive for ‘Civics Education (Politische Bildung)’
Interrogating History to Imagine a Different Future
In this period of multiple and intersecting crises such as climate change and the Covid pandemic, how does history education respond?
Witnesses of Civic Engagement
Public history strives to question history in the making and to cast additional light on the present. What can we learn from those who break the law to help…
Late Awareness, Vigorous Remembrance: Austria Today
The Austrian memory of Nazi era and Holocaust remain connected to the “victim thesis”. Austria may often seem unteachable, but several institutions are promoting …
When the politician Roman Haider of the party FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria) caused the interruption of a lecture about political extremism in an Austrian school in spring 2017, a heated debate erupted over the place of politics in school education. The controversy raises important questions over the aims and principles of civic education.
Focusing on Democracy: A Teacher Educator’s View
In the age of Trump we must refocus if we are teaching democratic principles in our classes. As teacher educators, we must make sure that students understand these ideas so they are prepared to teach them.
Public History, A Necessity in Today’s European Union?
In the European Union, contemporary political debates are heavily influenced by history and memory issues. European citizens have multi-layered identities.
Politics at the Football Stadium
Since the very beginning, politics has played a significant role in the development of Polish sport. This article focuses on the role of politics in shaping the world view of Polish football fans.