Re-imagining the Teaching of European History
Promoting Civic Education and Historical Consciousness
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This book explores the challenges of teaching European history in the 21st century and provides research-informed approaches to history teaching that combine civic education, historical consciousness and the teaching of controversial social issues.
With contributions from researchers across Europe, the book includes both theoretical- and case-study chapters. The first part of the book addresses issues such as globalisation and teaching in an interconnected world, using multicultural and critical approaches, decolonising education and teaching uncomfortable narratives of the past. The second part of the book showcases thematic chapters dedicated to teaching intersecting topics in the European curriculum such as: violence and armed conflict, social inequality, gender equality, the technological revolution, and religion.
Ultimately, this volume promotes criticality, civic engagement, and reflection on social issues, thereby prompting methodological change in the teaching of history as we know it. It will appeal to researchers and students of history education, democratic education and citizenship education, as well as teacher educators and trainee teachers in history.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Teaching approaches on history education 1. History education and democracy Ramón López Facal and Daniel Schugurensky 2. The origin and development of research into historical thinking: a key concept in the renewal of history education Cosme J. Gómez Carrasco and Jorge Sáiz Serrano 3. Digital Resources for Rethinking History Education Juan Carlos Colomer Rubio and Anaclet Pons Pons 4. Narratives of the past: A tool to understand history Stéphane Lévesque 5. Controversial heritage for eco-citizenship education in Social Science Didactics: implications for initial teacher education Sergio Sampedro-Martín, Elisa Arroyo, José María Cuenca and Myriam J. Martín-Cáceres Part 2: Cross-cutting topics on European history 6. Landscapes, agriculture, peasants and environment in the history of Europe Lourenzo Fernández Prieto and Miguel Cabo Villaverde 7. Social and economic impact of technological revolutions in Europe Raimundo A. Rodríguez-Pérez, Pedro Miralles-Martínez, Francisco Precioso-Izquierdo and Pedro Miralles-Sánchez 8. Bourgeoisie and peasantry. Unequal but necessary to understand European history and its identity Juan Ramón Moreno-Vera and José Monteagudo-Fernández 9. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe Raquel Sánchez-Ibáñez and Antonio Irigoyen-López 10. Power and powers in the history of Europe: oligarchies, political participation and democracy María del Mar Felices de la Fuente, Ramón Cózar Gutiérrez and Álvaro Chaparro Sainz 11. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe Cláudia Pinto Ribeiro, Luís Alberto Marques Alves, Helena Vieira, Ana Isabel Moreira, Diana Martins, Daniela Magalhães and Lara Lopes 12. Persecuted by justice and powers: outcasts, rebels and criminals in the history of Europe Carla van Boxtel 13. Women, Gender, and the Fight for Gender Equality in Europe Ingmarie Danielsson Malmros and Marianne Sjöland 14. Travel stories and travelers: transdisciplinary approaches and proposals for a history of Europe Beatrice Borghi and Rosa Smurra 15. Churches and religion in Europe: Interdisciplinary Methods and Approaches for a European history Filippo Galletti and Manuela Ghizzoni
Cosme Jesús Gómez Carrasco is Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences Teaching, University of Murcia, Spain.