Roads to Democracy. How Can History Education Pave the Way?

 

Roads to Democracy, How Can History Education Pave the Way? Clio, global education magazine,

 

Roads to Democracy. How can History Education pave the Way?”

20th – 25th April 2015

History, Heritage and Citizenship Educators

Across Europe and beyond are invited to apply to participate in the 22nd EUROCLIO (www.euroclio.eu) Annual Conference Professional Development and Training Course. The conference will take place in Elsinore, Denmark, a city standing on centuries of global history. The focus will be on roles and conducting of Democracy in History Education.

How can we pave this way to democracy?

The conference aims to explore this question through a highly active and condensed programme which will engage the participant in an interactive programme with workshops, dialogue tables, open spaces, on-site study visits, public debate and reflective and interactive panels. The conference will provide a platform of intercultural exchange in which the participants will actively learn, share best practices, and network. The core group of teachers and heritage educators will be involved in activities that will empower them to engage their students and other target groups in critical debate from multiple perspectives promote pluralism, and combat the idea that history is a single, unchangeable truth.

  • Click here for a draft programme of the conference.

  • Conference webpage with funding options and fee information can be found here.

How to Register?

Registration is open until 1 December 2014.

Thank you for your interest, please feel free to pass this message on to any contacts you feel may be interested in participating in this event. For queries, contact Aysel Gojayeva (aysel@euroclio.eu).

 

The EUROCLIO Annual Conference is a unique platform and annual event combining cutting-edge IN-SERVICE TRAINING for educators from over 50 countries in and around Europe with facilitated networking, dialogue and sharing of expertise. Each year since 1992 EUROCLIO organises, in cooperation with one of its Member Associations, a big international meeting as professional training and development course on a topic that is Europe wide relevant for school History education. Until now 21 EUROCLIO Annual Professional Training and Development Conferences have taken place annually in the past two decades with a growing success: starting with 60 people from 4 countries in Scotland in 1993, the participation reached up to 160 participants from 45 countries in 2005 in Latvia and 2006 in Malta, 200 people from 50 countries in Turkey and Germany, and 165 people from 38 countries in the Republic of Macedonia in 2013 and once again over hundred educators in and around Europe are expected in the 22nd EUROCLIO Annual Conference for the first time in Denmark for the first time in the history of EUROCLIO.

The promotion of EUROPEAN VALUES and the connection to the most contemporary challenges in education are an important concern. The EUROCLIO Conferences invite participants to reflect on untouched or sensitive issues such as the history of everyday life (Estonia 2001) or the history of minorities (Prague 2002); to evaluate the role of history education in the promotion of active citizenship (Malta 2006) or Human Rights (Slovenia 2007); to address civic society challenges such as national identity (Scotland 1999), intercultural dialogue (Cyprus 2009), Teaching common European History, Themes, Perspectives and Levels (Netherlands 2010), Looking at History through a Variety of Lenses (Turkey, 2012), Reflecting Remembrance (Germany, 2013), Cultural Heritage (Republic of Macedonia, 2014), and this time Democracy and History Education in Denmark in 2015.

The Format of the EUROCLIO Annual Meetings is a combination of theory and practice through academic lectures and interactive workshops on innovative classroom practices. The organisers always put a great care in setting up an intensive and rich in content programme to which contribute a wide range of local and international experts in History Education. Representatives of national and transnational educational authorities are often contributing. The programme also offers ON-SITE LEARNING through study visits to schools and historical places, and gives room to discussions and informal exchanges between participants.

The EUROCLIO Annual Meetings are capacity building events providing TRANSNATIONAL TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE. Lectures, workshops, discussion groups and study visits stimulate participating history educators to implement innovative teaching practices in their classroom and to work towards a EUROCLIO Annual Conference 2015 framework for a common European approach for school history. Participants improve their knowledge of foreign cultures and get acquainted with new educational contents, services, and methods. Participants to the EUROCLIO Annual Meeting have testified afterwards that they felt inspired and stimulated to share with other colleagues and with their students what they learnt. People feel empowered to set up activities and contribute to follow-up events or to the next

 

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