Teenagers encounter history outside schools in varied forms and related to a multitude of topics. But teaching with representations of the past that are not academic ideas, is largely absent from guidelines for history teaching.
Tag Archive for ‘Competencies (Kompetenzen)’
Schools Facing Public History
The public uses of history compete with school teaching from a position of strength, and therefore they must become part of school history curricula in order to give pupils the tools to critically evaluate them.
Debating Clubs as a Method of Historical Learning
Especially when it comes to historical reasoning and the formation of historical judgements, there are good reasons for us to assume that the ability to debate is … a democratic key qualification.
The National Common Curricular Base in Brazil
What are the implications of the new History curriculum proposal of the Brazil’s National Common Curricular Base (BNCC) for those who teach History? How is it possible to understand this material?
The Downfall?! Can History Teaching Still Be Saved?
“When historical dates are meaningless in history lessons” – this is the headline of a polemic article “Die Welt” has recently published to argue against the new history curriculum in Saxony-Anhalt.
Historical Knowledge? A Non-Binding Offer
The controversy about specialized knowledge for learning history, compared to the methods, principles, and aims, is an old one. But history cannot be narrated without objects, and a didactics of history…
Going beyond “Narratives” vs. “Competencies”: A model of history education
Poor Québec history program! It is going through another round of ministerial revisions. This time, the competency-based approach of the current course of study was deemed “too radical.”
A Plea for Historytelling in the Classroom
In recent years – not least because of the triumphant march of (by now inflationary) competency models – the didactics of history has focused on the deconstruction of historical narratives. Of course, there are several good reasons for this, but nevertheless, history teaching needs historytelling.