A ruin that could be a castle: three random statements about knowledge

Drawing 1: The Ruined Castle Approximately two years ago, I started to combine my teaching job with pursuing a research degree in education. After these two years, more questions developed and more wonders emerged. The most pertinent questions relate to our understanding of knowledge, which is called ontology and epistemology. Initially these more philosophical questions... Continue Reading →

An Interpretation of Powerful Knowledge for History Education

At the moment, I combine teaching with pursuing a PhD at the Institute of Education at University College London which, according to its slogans, encourages innovative and disruptive thinking. One of the ideas that has created quite some attention is the formulation of Powerful Knowledge (PK) by Professor Michael Young. Since the beginning of this... Continue Reading →

Learning to disagree: How?

Student populations are no longer homogenous in our globalized classrooms, therefore there is an increased likelihood of spontaneous disagreements in the classroom. In light of the project “Learning to Disagree”, EUROCLIO aims to support educators in discussing controversial topics by developing teaching materials and guidelines. This blog post focuses on preparatory work for educators before bringing... Continue Reading →

Visibility Matters: Queer History

Teaching Tolerance (2018 - 2019). “Queer America”. In partnership with University of Wisconsin Press. Hosted by Leila Rupp and John D’Emilio. Available on Spotify, Google Music, Apple Podcasts.  Podcasts are a great way to engage with new thoughts and insights, as they are entertaining yet highly informative and always available. All of the above is applicable to the podcasts series... Continue Reading →

The 1619 Project: a Very European History

August 2019 marked the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans on the shores of nowadays United States (US). In order to shed light on the immense importance of this occurrence, the New York Times (NYT) produced an issue of their magazine about the event and its aftermath, the 1619 Project. The magazine consisted of more... Continue Reading →

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