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With barely more than a month separating us from the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference on “Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom”, we would like to present to you the new, updated conference programme.

Take a look at our diverse selection of workshops, inspiring plenary sessions, options for onsite learning and, most exciting, opportunities to meet fellow history and citizenship teachers from across Europe and beyond!

The Annual Conference will include the final training for the Learning to Disagree project, highlighted in this newsletter.

Registration to the full conference has now officially closed, but there are still a limited number of day tickets available. Do not hesitate to reach out to Alice Modena at alice@euroclio.eu if you would like to receive more information on when and how to participate.

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Project updates
Learning to Disagree

Then don't miss the Learning to Disagree National Trainings! Set to take place between March and June 2020 in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, the National Trainings will provide a deep dive into teaching strategies designed to tackle controversial issues and assessment methods for history and civics lessons. Each training is uniquely designed to fit within the national context, presenting the collection of viewpoints and the lesson plans that are most relevant to your students.

Consult the full list of trainings on the EuroClio website to find the National Training nearest to you. 

National Trainings will be held, at least partly, in the national language. 
Carry “Learning to Disagree” with you at all times

The teachers’ guide for the Learning to Disagree project is now available in English.

The guide contains: 
  • definitions of what we mean regarding dialogue, debate, and discussion;
  • a list of 12 practical teaching strategies that you can use to tackle controversial and sensitive issues in the classroom;
  • a list of assessment methods to help you and your students verify if the teaching strategies have been effective and if your students have developed new social and civic competences.
The guide is designed both for teachers with years of experience and for teachers who are approaching controversial and sensitive topics for the first time and provides clear examples and guidelines on how to innovate your classroom practice.

At the moment, the guide is available in English on the EuroClio website, but it will soon be made available in Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, and Turkish. 
Opportunities

Do you teach in a diverse classroom? Are you looking for new ways to keep all of your students engaged? If so, we invite you to join our upcoming webinar on Inclusive Education!

The webinar will introduce participants to the core concepts of quality history and citizenship education, along with seven barriers to it that have been identified in EuroClio's Strategies for Inclusion project. Participants will also have the possibility to try the Learning Activity on "Freedom of Speech - the Tinker Case", available on Historiana.eu, both during a plenary session and by making use of virtual breakout rooms. Finally, we will launch the EuroClio Resources Centre, focusing on the good practices in Inclusive Education collected by the Strategies for Inclusion Team. We look forward to seeing you online!

 
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Our latest in-depth article
Our latest in-depth article is penned by the Chairman of Historians without Borders (HWB). An historian, current Member of the Finnish Parliament, and former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja has in many capacities been left frustrated by the frequent misuses of history. What, then, he asks, can historians do to prevent the misuse of their work and actively engage in conflict prevention and resolution?

Read Erkki Tuomioja's article 'How can historians contribute to conflict prevention and resolution?' on our website -> 

 
Do you believe that historians can help prevent conflict and war? Do you think that their expertise should be available to international organisations promoting dialogue and post-conflict reconciliation? EuroClio recently met with HWB in Helsinki and is proud to support this mission. We invite all our members to learn more about HWB and to sign its declaration. 
Sign the Declaration
Historiana Updates
New Source Collections

We are continuously working on expanding our collections of free historical content on the Historiana portal, where you'll find 12 new source collections. Here's a sneak peak of three of them  stay tuned for accompanying blog posts on labs.historiana.eu with suggested applications for the classroom!


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EuroClio - European Association of History Educators supports the development of responsible and innovative history, citizenship, and heritage education by promoting critical thinking, multi-perspectivity, mutual respect, and the inclusion of controversial issues. Read more

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