Session 7C, History in SE-NKUA



Basic Topics
  1. The development of historical consciousness and metahistorical skills
  2. History teaching methods which implement EDC/HRE education

The duration of the session is 9 hours (3 reading+3 learning+3 working/practicing)

  • Develop students’ confidence in leading initiatives and developing educational programs on EDC/HRE/IE.
  • To establish a firm understanding of how the teaching of history can promote democratic competences, employing different teaching approaches
Learning outcomes
  1. Identify debates and trends in history teaching which can be associated with EDC/HRE, such as historical consciousness and the development of metahistorical skills
  2. identify which history teaching methods enable students to develop attitudes, values and skills associated with EDC/HRE
  3. develop different teaching approaches to historical content so as to develop historical skills, critical understanding and historical consciousness
Outcomes and CDC
  • Knowledge and critical understanding:
    • Knowledge and critical understanding of culture, cultures, religions
      • 1812: Can reflect critically on how his/her judgments are influenced by his/her own cultural affiliations
    • Knowledge and critical understanding of politics, law and human rights
      • Key 130: Can describe the diverse ways in which citizens can influence policy
    • Knowledge and critical understanding of culture, cultures, religions
      • 2025: Can explain why all cultural groups are constantly evolving and changing
      • 2026: Can explain why all cultural groups are internally variable, diverse and heterogeneous
      • Key 132: Can explain why there are no cultural groups that have fixed inherent characteristics
    • Knowledge and critical understanding of history, media, economies, environment and sustainability
      • Key 134: Can reflect critically on how histories are often presented and taught from an ethnocentric point of view
      • 2051: Can reflect critically on the fluid nature of history and how interpretations of the past vary over time and across cultures
      • 2054: Can outline diverse narratives from different perspectives about the historical forces and factors that have shaped the contemporary world
      • 2055: Can reflect critically on processes of historical investigation
      • 2058: Can reflect critically on the connections between economic, social, political and environmental processes
  • Values
    • Valuing cultural diversity
      • 205: Argues that one should try to learn from one another in order to deepen understanding of both one’s own and other people’s backgrounds
  • Attitudes
    • Tolerance of ambiguity
      • Key 55: Expresses a desire to have his/her own ideas and values challenged
    • Respect
      • 508: Expresses respectful attitudes towards other people who differ from himself/herself
    • Openness to cultural otherness
      • Key 23: Expresses curiosity about other beliefs and interpretations and other cultural orientations and affiliations

  • Skills
    • Autonomous learning skills 
      • 1012: Develops own ideas by gathering information
    • Analytical and critical thinking skills
      • 1102: Uses evidence to support his/her opinions
      • 1111: Can analyse alternative points of view
      • 1143: When it comes to solving a problem, he/she thinks about all of the things that are part of the problem before deciding what to do
      • 1116: Can construct a logical and defensible argument for or against a particular interpretation
      • 1117: Can evaluate arguments, claims and beliefs
      • 1121: Can analyse evidence when evaluating an argument
      • 1138: Can employ various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate
      • Key 68: Can identify any discrepancies or inconsistencies or divergences in materials being analysed

      • 1141: Can analyse the motives, intentions and agendas of the people who produce propaganda, stereotypes, intolerance and hate speech in the mass media (e.g. newspapers, TV)
      • 1142: Can draw the results of an analysis together in an organised and coherent manner to construct logical and defensible conclusions
    • Empathy
      • 1315: Can describe accurately the emotions, feelings and needs of other people


A series of resources that the student teacher must study in this session and a series of additional resources for further study.

A full paper and additional e-lessons on the topics of the session and additional interactive presentation of the materials, for the student teachers to study all the materials in a row.

A series of authentic, up to date and relevant activities with their accompanying materials, which deliver the intended learning outcomes of the session and are carried out face to face or E-learning with groups of student teachers.

Several types of questions to evaluate how much the student teachers have learned throughout the session (reading material, learning material and workshop).