Citizenship education in times of changing and innovation in Flemish education and global uncertainty: theory and practice – Historical Empathy as pedagogical-didactical tool for controversial and historical sensitive topics

01 January 2023 → 31 December 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Teacher education and professional development of educators
    • Secondary education
    • Didactics of school subjects
    • Citizenship education
diversity didactical research Controversial and sensitive topics Flemish History education teacher training citizenship education
Project description

The Flemish super divers society, as a diaspora mosaic and the successive migration flows are


mirrored in the class rooms. Diversity in education, more specifically in history classes, challenges the

Eurocentric historiographical approach of the Grand Narratives. This educational research within the

EduMa in History aims to provide an answer to the challenges existing in the Flemish history education

on the one hand, and to gather insights in the professionalisation trajectory of the EduMa History

students and to develop a didactical tool (based on educational/didactical research).