BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:adamgibbons/ics METHOD:PUBLISH X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VEVENT UID:6ZXDT718R7A19L5I7KnUq SUMMARY:Teaching history\, teaching peace? 2023 Annual Conference of the Ob servatory on History Teaching in Europe DTSTAMP:20231128T111851Z DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20231130 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20231201 DESCRIPTION:In recent times\, we have seen many attempts at manipulation an d abuses orchestrated by anti-democratic forces or motivated by nationalis t political agendas\, which sit outside any framework of critical thinking or desire to preserve democratic and humanist values. The most striking e xample of these abuses is\, of course\, the invasion of Ukraine by the Rus sian Federation\, one of the justifications for which is the denial of Ukr aine’s own history and its existence as an independent nation.\n\nEven tho ugh the trends above can be observed to varying degrees throughout the Eur opean continent\, they are not an absolute rule and fortunately\, we are n ot fighting a losing battle against these practices. Nevertheless\, to pre vent this from developing and becoming commonplace\, it is necessary to qu estion and observe the way in which history is taught. Are these trends at tributable to the low number of hours allocated to history teaching or to the inadequate teaching tools available to history teachers? Are younger g enerations confronted with history lessons that give pride of place to nat ional narratives and where critical thinking is relegated to second place? – these are among some other questions we can ask ourselves.\n\nAll these aspects are covered by the first OHTE General report on the state of hist ory teaching in Europe\, which will be presented during the annual confere nce. URL: LOCATION:hybrid ORGANIZER;CN=Observatory on History Teaching in Europe (Council of Europe): END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR