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A Teacher's Guide To Remembrance Education

Multiple Authors   •   Re-think Education

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Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Poland


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The RETHINK consortium has collected and selected good practices that offer real learning opportunities for participants to develop critical thinking, self-criticism, self-evaluation and self-reflection, and tested them in a range of contexts. Our Teachers’ Guide to Remembrance Education aims to present the results of our piloting activities, which took place across Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland and Poland between September 2018 and July 2019. It is neither a quantitative analysis of all or even most remembrance education practices that exist across Europe, nor a comprehensive guide to remembrance education. Rather, it aims to provide (practical) support and tips to improve educators’ practice. In this sense, the guide should be seen as a handbook, containing tools educators can use to address challenges they encounter when teaching about remembrance. This handbook is meant as a tool to support educators from both the formal and informal educational sectors. It is specifically dedicated to open minded teachers who want to implement informal education practices in their classrooms. It includes: TIPS AND IDEAS Tips and ideas on how to integrate remembrance education principles into your practice and adapt your teaching in the form of bullet point suggestions; ADVICE Advice tailored to the needs of experienced or junior teachers; TEXT BOXES Text boxes with additional context or background information; TESTIMONIES Testimonies from the teachers who tested these practices (Shqipëria, Österreich, België, Belgien, Belgique, Bosna i Hercegovina, Босна и Херцеговина, Deutschland, Ελλάδα (Elláda), Éire, Polska


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