Issues of Record Teaching in Europe

On 10 and 11 March 2022, OHTE’s mission was offered to esteemed friends of an party hosted by the French Embassy in Serbia, organised by the Council of Europe Office environment in Belgrade, with each other with the NGO Education and learning for the 21st century and in co-operation with the College of Philosophy, College of Belgrade.

Amidst a dark interval for Europe, the use of historical arguments for the justification of illegitimate acts of war have been at the coronary heart of the discussion. The subject matter of “Challenges of historical past training in Europe” was rightfully selected as the title of the function organised within the Month of Francophonie in Belgrade, that collected most important stakeholders doing work in the area of Record Education and learning.

The conclusions of the to start with Council of Europe seminar for heritage academics in 1953”, said Tobias Flessenkempfer, Head of the Council of Europe Business in Belgrade, “have not lost any of their importance in gentle of the ongoing Russian aggression from Ukraine: it is specifically essential to avoid any interpretation of historic growth which may possibly be made use of in the certain curiosity of one condition, or which could possibly disturb the pleasant relations involving peoples.”


The event aimed to not only focus on troubles in background educating now, but also ways to delicate and controversial problems in record educating in lecture rooms. A few ongoing assignments alongside these traces had been also offered through the occasion, namely “Learning to disagree – Instruction for the 21st century”, “Learning historical past that is not nonetheless record 1 & 2” (EuroClio) and “Teaching about Holocaust – Terraforming”.

A specifically crucial challenge is to confront official history schooling with the rising acceptance of populist manipulations and abuses of heritage for political purposes”, claimed Mr Marko Šuica, School of Philosophy of the College of Belgrade and member of OHTE’s Scientific Advisory Council. “The impetus for organising this event within the Thirty day period of Francophonie is the Enlarged Partial Settlement of the Council of Europe – Observatory for History Training in Europe, of which Serbia is a member.”


The Observatory on Record Instructing in Europe was presented through a devoted session and further more represented by Ms Anamarija Viček, Condition Secretary in just the Ministry of Education and learning, Science and Technological Progress of Serbia and Bureau member of the OHTE Governing Board.

Prof. Dr. Susanne Popp from the College of Augsburg, President of the Worldwide Modern society for Record Didactics as effectively as Steven Stegers, Govt Director of Euroclio (European Affiliation of History Educators), symbolizing vital institutional partners of the Observatory, spoke about worries in background instructing right now and presented reflections from Europe and Serbia.

The standard strategy of the Observatory is to produce a distinct image of the condition of historical past instructing in member states of the prolonged partial agreement, to increase the training of heritage that could motivate the progress of democratic tradition, much better mutual understanding and extra harmonious relations involving European peoples” further more spelled out Mr Šuica for the duration of the event.


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