History education in transition

marzo 5, 2024

HTCE-Lecturer fall/winter 2023/24: History education in transition: transcultural dialogue on historical thinking and learning – final event

Dr. Denise Bentrovato, Senior Researcher and Extraordinary Lecturer in History Education, University of Pretoria; Co-director, AHE-Afrika

Inter- and transculturality in history education in Africa? Teaching about culture(s) and intercultural dynamics in deeply divided societies

How is identity constructed in history education in Africa, a highly diverse continent characterized by historical and incessant migrations and intercultural encounters? What kind of narratives and representations of the national past are presented in history curricula and textbooks to challenge conceptualizations of and approaches to culture(s) and intercultural dynamics, especially in deeply divided societies with a violent past? The lecture will highlight expressions of mono-, multi-, inter- and transcultural perspectives and explore attempts to depart from traditional nationalist models of history teaching and their inherent discourses around cultural homogeneity, diversity and otherness/alienation.

Join us on Zoom: https://fhnw.zoom.us/j/67933547171

HTCE Editorial Team

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