The project “TeacMem – Developing Competence-Oriented Teaching on Historical Memories” aims at developing and disseminating methodologies for school history teaching and corresponding teacher and memorial-educators‚ training addressing memorial culture on the Holocaust and WW2 in intercultural perspective (exemplarily addresses by the subject of German Occupation of Denmark and Norway in WW2 and Scandinavian Imprisonment in Neuengamme Concentration Camp, which generated differing memorial narratives both between and within the countries).
Results are concepts (methodologies, principles and materials) on both levels orientating history teaching towards fostering learners‚Äô competencies for participating in heterogeneous history culture, in which multiple and competing historical narratives are present and subject of public debate.
The project organises a two-level series of seminars for teachers-in-training and memorial-educators¬† and one seminar additionally for students.
In the seminars under a) teachers-in-training and memorial-educators will individually and together explore the past events and differing narratives referring to them as to their personal meaning and to reflect upon possibilities for addressing these subjects in school history teaching using project methodology. Concepts and materials for school teaching are to be developed by project partners and addresses. They will be implemented and evaluated using the third, combined seminar.
For this, the project partners‚Äô (‚Äûlecturers«) will provide information and material and organise workshops on theoretical and methodological aspects, e.g. the historical backgrounds, competence-orientated history teaching, project methodology, memorial culture, etc.
Using these experiences, the project partners will develop transferable concepts (methodology, principles etc.) and materials for teacher-trainings different¬† institutional settings, providing a basis for fostering modern, competence- and reflection-orientated history teaching.
TeacMem Project Sponsors
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Welcome to the TeacMem ProjectWelcome! This is the Web presentation of the International Project "TeacMem. Developing Competence-Orientated Teaching on Historical Memories", a joint venture of Institutions in the Fields of History Didactics, Research in Public Historical Memory, Teacher Training and Secondary Schools in Denmark, Germany and Norway. The project is funded by the COMENIUS program of the European Union, EACEA devision. It runs from October 2009 to September 2012. Its far goal is to introduce into history teaching at schools the complex of public memory and remembrance of the National Socialist Germany's politics and atrocities towards people livining in resp. coming from Scandinavia and their countries, and the ways these parts of the mutual (i.e. shared and divided) of history (especially Scandinavians' imprisonment in German Concentration camps, German Ocupation of Denmark and Norway) are being remembered within the participating countries. To this end, the project ventures to bring together teachers, teacher trainers, museum and memorial educators from the participating countries and to enable them to share and exchange their mutual (again: shared and divided) perspectives on the subjects and the traditions as well als debates and developments in learning about these subjects. Next to these tri-national and inter-professional encounters and exchanges of experiences with and perspectives on learning processes regarding these aspects, which will be organised in the form of three international seminars, groups of participants, again mixed as to their country and profession, will develop material packs and teaching concepts, at first for further teacher training within the participating countries, which later on wil resp. can be used for developing teaching and learning concepts for pupils. For these developmentarl processes, online-cooperation is used. On these web-sites, information on the project is presented both for the members of the project and for the public. The site isa combines blog and static presentation. Some pages and blog-entries are for project participants only and thus not visible for outside visitors. A Project Presentation
- Report from the International Dissemination Conference of the Comenius Project TeacMem – Concepts and Methods for Historical Learning in Memorials and Museums/Learning Memory Culture – November 19 – 21 2012. By Nina Lyng-Vagstein
- Joke van der Leeuw-Roord: Evaluation
- TeacMem Dissemination Conference featured in Hamburg University’s newsletter
- EUROCLIO website features TeacMem Dissemination Conference
- TeacMem Dissemination Conference held in Hamburg
- Press release on TeacMem Dissemination Conference
- Third TeacMem Seminar in Oslo finished
- Third TeacMem Seminar in Oslo: Radio Interview in NRK
- Press Statement on Copenhagen Seminar (in Danish)
- TeacMem: The First (Neuengamme) Seminar – Short Report