Abstract: Humanity’s ecological footprint has come to threaten the earth’s planetary system. Exponential population growth, energy consumption and mass production have led to critical tipping points that endanger central ecological… Read More ›
Tag Archive for ‘Historical Consciousness (Geschichtsbewußtsein)’
When working on the core concepts of history didactics in an intercultural perspective, a comprehensive typology is needed.
History didactics can be distinguished into three different periods in the 20th century. Historical Consciousness as one of its elements has long before been focused on the consumer.
A few weeks ago, an interesting debate about digital games involving historical subjects took place during the “History Talk in the Super 7000.” According to historian Angela Schwarz, the average German gamer is 40 years old and almost half of all …
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.
Issue: Educational Content. In Greece we tend to have rather “passionate debates over the national past” than about history education as a whole.
How shall we articulate a concept of plausibility of historical narratives as a way to assess their adequacy? Jörn Rüsen offers a starting point with his definition of ‘Triftigkeit’.
What is post-ism about? The humanities are a scholarly institution in which human culture is thematized, investigated, and analyzed. They do it in the special way we call ‘scholarly’ or, in most other languages, ‘scientific’. But, nevertheless…