This book explores the challenges of teaching European history in the 21st century and provides research-informed approaches to history teaching that combine civic education, historical consciousness, and the teaching of controversial social issues.

With contributions from researchers across Europe, the book includes both theoretical and case study chapters. The first part of the book addresses issues such as globalization and teaching in an interconnected world, using multicultural and critical approaches, decolonizing education, and teaching uncomfortable narratives of the past. The second part of the book showcases thematic chapters dedicated to teaching intersecting topics in the European curriculum such as violence and armed conflict, social inequality, gender equality, the technological revolution, and religion.

Ultimately, this volume promotes criticality, civic engagement, and reflection on social issues, thereby prompting methodological change in the teaching of history as we know it. It will appeal to researchers and students of history education, democratic education, and citizenship education, as well as teacher educators and trainee teachers in history.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter |10 pages


Re-imagining the teaching of European history from historical thinking and civic engagement 1
ByCosme Jesús Gómez Carrasco, Ramón López Facal
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part Part I|69 pages

Teaching approaches on history education

chapter 1|12 pages

History education and democracy 1

ByRamón López Facal, Daniel Schugurensky
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chapter 2|17 pages

The origin and development of research into historical thinking

A key concept in the renewal of history education 1
ByCosme Jesús Gómez Carrasco, Jorge Sáiz Serrano
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chapter 3|11 pages

Digital resources for rethinking history education

ByJuan Carlos Colomer Rubio, Anaclet Pons Pons
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chapter 4|15 pages

Narratives of the past

A tool to understand history
ByStéphane Lévesque
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chapter 5|12 pages

Controversial heritage for eco-citizenship education in Social Science didactics

Implications for initial teacher education 1
BySergio Sampedro-Martín, Elisa Arroyo-Mora, José María Cuenca-López, Myriam J. Martín-Cáceres
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part Part II|138 pages

Cross-cutting topics on European history

chapter 6|16 pages

Landscapes, agriculture, peasants and environment in the history of Europe

ByLourenzo Fernández Prieto
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chapter 7|13 pages

Social and economic impact of technological revolutions in Europe 1

ByRaimundo A. Rodríguez-Pérez, Pedro Miralles-Martínez, Francisco Precioso-Izquierdo, Pedro Miralles-Sánchez
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chapter 8|13 pages

Bourgeoisie and peasantry

Unequal but necessary to understand European history and its identity 1
ByJuan Ramón Moreno-Vera, José Monteagudo-Fernández
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chapter 9|11 pages

Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe 1

ByRaquel Sánchez-Ibáñez, Antonio Irigoyen-López
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chapter 10|13 pages

Power and powers in the history of Europe

Oligarchies, political participation and democracy 1
ByMaría del Mar Felices de la Fuente, Ramón Cózar Gutiérrez, Álvaro Chaparro Sainz
Size: 0.39 MB

chapter 11|13 pages

Under a cloak of terror

Violence and armed conflict in Europe
ByCláudia Pinto Ribeiro, Luís Alberto Marques Alves, Helena Vieira, Ana Isabel Moreira, Diana Martins, Daniela Magalhães, Lara Lopes
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chapter 12|17 pages

Persecuted by justice and powers

Outcasts, rebels and criminals in the history of Europe
ByCarla van Boxtel
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chapter 13|14 pages

Women, gender, and the fight for gender equality in Europe

ByIngmarie Danielsson Malmros, Marianne Sjöland
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chapter 14|13 pages

Travel stories and travelers

Transdisciplinary approaches and proposals for a history of Europe
ByBeatrice Borghi, Rosa Smurra
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chapter 15|13 pages

Churches and religion in Europe

Interdisciplinary methods and approaches for a European history
ByFilippo Galletti, Manuela Ghizzoni
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