The EHISTO Newsletter is out now. The paper contains information about the progress of the project. For example a summary of the baseline study by Terry Haydn, the possibility to get to know the partners of the EHISTO project, several other interesstings facts about forthcoming events, the intended outcomes and the echoes of EHISTO in China. Please, feel free to download the EHISTO Newsletter May 2013.
The Program of EHISTO is echoed positively in China, after associate Prof. Dr. Zhongjie Meng as a participant in the first conference in Augsburg introduced a brief message in the Chinese Twitter (www.weibo.com) last November. In his message he explained the purpose and structure as well as the whole operation of EHISTO. More than 30 reviewers, the majority of whom are now history professors in different Chinese universities, have not only transmitted the information but also taken part in a small discussion through twitter as the platform. It was most attractive for Chinese academia, to know a lot more about the perspective of European historians, to observe varieties of public history. Additionally the research strategy on the interaction between popular history magazines and history didactics was discussed.
Terry Haydn (University of East Anglia) – The curricular synopses revealed several major points of divergence in the official arrangements for the teaching of history in high schools across the project partners involved, but perhaps the most reassuring point to emerge was that in terms of the choices which were made at the Augsburg kick-off meeting, the two topics which were selected for focus and development proved to be unproblematic in terms of being taught in schools, sometimes at more than one age level, as well as being featured in popular history magazines.
Terry Haydn (University of East Anglia) One step during the baseline study aimed to find out teachers’ views and practice in terms of the use of history magazines through a combination of questionnaires and interviews with history teachers in all five of the countries involved. In all, there were 85 questionnaire responses, and this data was complemented by 12 interviews with teachers from partner schools. Baseline data was also obtained about the views of participantsin the Augsburg kickoff meeting about their views of the role that history magazines play, and might play, in history education. The outcomes are presented below in extracts:
The EHISTO project flyers has been produced as promotional publication material for mass distribution [DOWNLOAD FLYER]. It gives all basic information about the EHISTO project in general, about the project’s aims and objectives, about the composition of the consortium and the related activities. In the second year of EHISTO project a further flyer will be produced with updated informations about central and specific activities suchs as the piloting in the partner schools.
Augsburg – Researchers from the six European partner-organizations of the EU-project “European History Crossroads as Pathways to Intercultural and Media Education” (EHISTO) met for the kick-off meeting from November 28th till November 30th, after being invited by Augsburg’s project coordinator Prof. Dr. Susanne Popp (Department for History Didactics). Along with Augsburg University’s Department of History Didactics, experts of the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), the Darlarna University (Sweden), the University of East Anglia (Great Britain), the Academy of Management Łódź (Poland) plus the Institute for Film and Picture in Science and Education (FWU) in Grünwald participate in the EHISTO-project. The focal point of this first project meeting was establishing the two „European Crossroads“(EHC). [FULL REPORT]
Representatives of six European partner organisations of the EU project “EHISTO – European History Crossroads as Pathways to Intercultural and Media Education” (2012-2014) are going to meet in Augsburg from 28th to 30th November 2012 for the kick-off meeting, following the invitation of the project coordinator Prof. Dr. Susanne Popp, who holds the Chair of History Didactics at the University of Augsburg.