Workshop 1: Exploring the power of concepts in war and peace

Taking the First World War as an example, the workshop will demonstrate how concept learning can serve as an approach in the citizenship education to explore the dynamics of conflicts and war. How could concepts like 'fatherland' and 'honour' contribute to war euphoria all over Europe in 1914? Would this be possible today? The members of the NECE Focus Group CLEAR (Concept Learning for Empowerment through Analysis and Reflection) will share their experiences with concept learning related to the history of the First World War and will discuss how key concepts can shed light on important societal conditions.

Inputs:
Claudia Lenz, The European Wergeland Centre (Norway)
Lise Kvande, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

 

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