Good Practices In History Teaching
Final History Project Seminar 2007

4 - 8 October 2007, Hotel “Majestic”*, Belgrade, Serbia

Continuing developing the various approaches for creating integral learning and teaching process, the History project gathered together teachers from all over the region to share and exchange their good practices from the classroom. In this way the seminar harvested the work of all the training modules and workshops on various topics of the History project explored through the years.

The first day of the seminar was devoted to presentations done by the participants. Different approaches like oral history, local history, ICT in history teaching were used by the teachers, sharing methods from their everyday practice.

The second day gave information how to use better the new technologies in education, and particularly - in the history teaching process. A special session on nonviolent communication was revealed through a method about compassionate connecting with ourselves and the others.

The evaluation of the project meeting and the benefits of the regional activities along with what more could be done were discussed in a final session.

A walk to the historical sights in Belgrade served as a celebration ceremony for all of us and put the theory into practice discovering the local stories and the history of the wonderful city.



Evening Arrival in Belgrade
20:00 Dinner


9:00 – 10:45 Introduction
Sharing of good practices I
  • "Enjoying Teaching" – Dimitrinka Arnaudova (Bulgaria)
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  • "Traditional Forms of Theatre: ICT & Oral History in an AEC-net Project" – Zafi Kagkalidou & Michalis Feidakis (Greece)
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  • "Old Crafts in Disappearance" – Besnik Emini (Macedonia)
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee / Tea Break
11:15 – 12:45 Sharing of good practices II
  • "Teaching History through Visuals" – Lumnis Cela (Albania)
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  • "Untypical" sources in the classroom – theory and experiences from moderating the teacher’s training seminar - Ivana Dobrivojevic (Serbia)
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  • "Using Audio and Video Documents in the History Teaching" – Angel Yanchev (Bulgaria)
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12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 Sharing of good practices III
  • "Oral History Method as Integral Methods in Learning History" – Lili Guga (Albania)
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  • "History of the Teachers in Primary Schools in the Republic of Macedonia" – Igor Jurukov (Macedonia)
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  • "The Advantages of Teacher Participation in Online Student Forums" – Emir Filipovic (BiH)
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee / Tea Break
16:15 – 17:45 Sharing of good practices IV
  • "Utilization of Oral History in Institute of Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania" – Cosmin Budeanca (Romania)
  • "Everyday Life in Srebrenica Today and Tomorrow: through the Oral History Method" – Vasja Rovsnik (Slovenia)
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18:00 Departure from the hotel – walking to Kalemegdan
18:00 – 20:00 Walking through the fortress of Kalemegdan (”A bit of Belgrade History” – Jelena Zivkovic, Bojana Loncar, Ivana Dobrivojevic; estuary Sava & Danube)
20:00 Dinner in the restaurant ”Kalemgdanska terasa”


9:00 – 10:15 Identifying ICT Skills of History Teachers, presented by Ileana Racoviceanu (Romania)
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10:15 – 10:30 Coffee / Tea Break
10:30 – 12:30 Group Work & Teaching Platform, facilitated by Ileana Racoviceanu (Romania)
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 13:30 Departure from the hotel, walking to the square Nikole Pasica
13:30 – 16:30 Departure with the bus to the Royal complex
Visiting the the Royal complex
Coming back to the square Nikole Pasica
16:30 – 17:30 Transfer to the port by bus (seeing some of Belgrade during the drive
17:30 – 19:00 Sightseeing tour by boat
19:00 - Coming back to the hotel
19:30 Departure from the hotel - walking to the restaurant
20:00 - Dinner in national restaurant


9:30 – 11:00 Transfer of Competences: the European Language Portfolio, facilitated by Ileana Racoviceanu (Romania)
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11:00 – 11:30 Coffee / Tea Break
11:30 – 13:00 Self-assessment Grid for History Learners, facilitated by Ileana Racoviceanu (Romania)
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13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Nonviolent Communication Workshop, facilitated by Eszter Gombas (Bulgaria)
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16:30 – 17:00 Coffee / Tea Break
17:00 – 18:00 "The Role of Modern Museums in Education" – Andrea Baotic & Haris Dervisevic (BiH) Evaluation
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19:30 Dinner in the hotel / Departure for some participants


Program - PDF 257 KB

Preserving the Past and Building the Future – a Joint Perspective of a Common History

1 - 2 June 2007, Sofia, Bulgaria

On the 1. and 2. June 2007 the German and French Embassies in Bulgaria, represented by the cultural attache Mr. Ferdinand von Weyhe and the cooperation councellor Mrs. Catherine Suard, organized together with the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV International), represented by Ms. Vanya Ivanova - Project manager of the History Project at DVV International an academic event dedicated to the motto “Preserving the past and building the future – a joint perspective of a common history”. The event was officially opened by welcome speeches of the president of the Republic of Bulgaria – Mr. Georgi Parvanov, the German ambassador Mr. Michael Geier, the French Charge d’Affaires (Premier Conseiller) Mr. Cyrille Baumgartner and the deputy rector of the university in Sofia “St. Climent Ohridski” Mr. Georgi Bakalov. The colloquium’s main aim was to discuss the joint initiative of German and French historians - the German-French History Textbook “Histoire/Geschichte”, presented by one of the French authors Mr. Guillaume Le Quintrec, also through the perspective of Balkan history and pedagogic experts, teachers, university lectures and students from the German and French high schools.

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19 – 22 April 2007, Sarajevo, BiH

Sarajevo, BiH

The focus of the training was the interdisciplinary approach of teaching and learning for creating integral learning and teaching process. The training gathered history teachers on a regional level that discussed and developed ideas for a better use of ICT in the history classes. A further step of the training was to create a space for networking among the teachers who exchanged ideas, lessons and information and planed how to cooperate for the future.

The practicing history teachers who took part were from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.

The training also provided space for the first steps of creating a Virtual Archive of Socialism to serve both teachers and students in the region.

Program - PDF 179 KB

ICT in History Education - PDF 55 KB