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1st Online Annual Conference highlights
The 27th EuroClio Annual Conference 'Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom' was successfully completed as an online event throughout the month of November.

With 20 workshops and five plenary sessions over the span of a month, the Conference presented us with plenty of challenges. While a new challenge to us, the benefits of organising the conference online were also evident, bringing together people who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to travel.

We thank everyone who attended for their active participation and our workshop hosts for sharing their experiences and expertise with us. We look forward to seeing you online again soon – and hopefully in person as soon as physical meetings can take place again!

For those who missed out on the Conference we present you with a few highlights from the Conference and the Learning to Disagree project in this newsletter. Read on for an article highlighting some key moments of the Annual Conference ->

The Learning to Disagree project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. 

Keynote Lecture: Controversy and Polarisation in the Classroom

Why is it important that we learn to disagree with each other? How can we teach young people to disagree in a democratic and peaceful manner? How do we do this in the classroom?

Maarten van Alstein from the Flemish Peace Institute contextualized and answered these questions during the opening keynote lecture of our Annual Conference. 

Read on for the highlights of the keynote lecture -> 

Contested Cultural Heritage: Share your image with us! 

The Contested Histories project seeks to identify underlying causes for disputes dealing with monuments, memorials, statues, street names and other physical markers of historical legacies in public spaces. As part of the Annual Conference participants were asked to contribute with images of such cases. Photographs documenting disputes are central to our research and the team is often constrained by images that are copyrighted. If you have an image, please share it with us!

Read more -> 


Assessment: Annual Conference workshop & Online Course

Majella Dempsey and Anthony Malone, both part of the Learning to Disagree team, contributed to the Annual Workshop with a plenary workshop on assessments presenting some tangible tips on how to go about this important aspect of any teachers' work – looking also at factors such as attitude and values which are generally harder to assess.


Watch a previously recorded online course on online assessment by Majella and Anthony on our YouTube channel -> 


Historiana webinar series

EuroClio and Europeana are offering a webinar series for users of our Historiana platform. 
These webinars are meant to support more experienced users of Historiana to experiment with the eActivity builder and get some tips and tricks on how to create quality eLearning activities.

Each webinar will introduce the participants to the eActivity builder and how you can make the most of it. Each webinar will focus on a particular topic, using exemplar content from the Europeana Collections, and a critical thinking skill. 

We start off on December 9th at 17:30 CET with a session on 'Sources of post-war Europe' - Teaching evidential thinking in class and online. See you online!

Register for December 9th

Speaking Citizens are a group of historians and social scientists exploring ideas about speech and citizenship in modern Britain. Their aim is to find out more about attitudes to speaking from the Victorian period to the present. Working with primary and secondary teachers, the English Speaking Union, Oracy Cambridge, Voice 21 and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Oracy, the aim is to provide new evidence for how citizenship can be taught through a focus on talk and dialogue.

The team is eager to connect with researchers, activists and practitioners working on similar themes internationally who may be interested in contributing to their blog or their conference.

Learn more  on our website -> 

Join EuroClio as an Individual member

Join more than 100 other history educators across Europe in becoming part of a transnational network of history educators as an individual EuroClio Member.  Benefits include: 
  • free access to all our webinars - including events such as our online Annual Conference
  • discounts on our professional development courses
  • advice on how to apply for EU mobility grants by our staff
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