History Education and Meeting the Challenges of Immigration, Regionalism and Sectarianism
31st Aug – 2nd Sept 2018
The Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
The History Educators International Research Network [HEIRNET] brings together colleagues from around the world interested in History's civilising, cultural, educational, moral, social, political and citizenship roles.
Greece and its neighbouring states are experiencing a resurgent Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African crisis. Daily the mass media reveal its full horrors of extremism, bigotry, xenophobia, racism, sectarianism, ethnic cleansing, internecine conflict, civil war and the destruction of civic society. Here History Education has a crucial role in educating for responsible citizenship through equipping teachers, pupils and students with the thinking tools of thinking historically. This empowers them to examine critically and constructively the wide-ranging problems all societies face and to develop civilized attitudes, behaviours, ethics and values. These include toleration, reconciliation, respect, acceptance and understanding of ‘the other’ as antidotes to hatred, civic discord and conflict.
The HEIRNET 2018 conference has 12 themes, each with from five to thirteen strands
1 Historical Culture
2 History Education in the Age of Corporate Imperialism, Nationalism, Regionalism, Globalisation and Issues of Identity
3 History across the Curriculum:
4 History Around Us: Community, Heritage and the Environment and Issues of Identity
5 Public History
6 Thinking Historically / Cognition
7 Assessment – its Nature, Purpose and Role
8 Statutory Curriculum Documents, National Curricula and National Examinations/Testing
9 Professional Knowledge - The History Teacher’s Craft
10 The History of History Education:
11 History Education in the Early Years and Primary Phases [ages 3-11]
12 History Educational Research
Delegate Created Sessions – Themes and Topics
If a delegate or group of delegates wish to present a 45 or 90 minute session on a theme or topic of its own choice, consult www.heirnet-heirj.com to see what this involves.
There will also be a Greek strand for Greek history teachers and educationalists.
Conference sessions take the form of
Conference information: website and downloads
The conference website www.heirnet-heirj.com contains full details of the conference. You can download the conference flyer that contains essential information and the conference circular that also includes the conference’s themes and topics.