On the 7th and 8th of March, the Council of Europe organized its second History Forum. The forum for History Education provides a space in which public authorities such as ministries of Education, Higher Education and Culture and stakeholders such as teachers, students, curriculum developers and academics, etc. can discuss and share their views and approaches or practices in history education with the objective of developing proposals and providing guidance for improving History Education.
This edition’s theme was History Education in the Digital Age. Among the institutions and organizations co-creating the program of this year’s forum, two organizations of the Innovation Station Consortium were actively involved: OBESSU and Euroclio brought the views of important stakeholders, students and teachers.
It is important to note that the theme ‘’History Education in the Digital Age’’ goes very much in line with the objectives of our project, not only applicable to History but to many other important subjects for both teachers and learners. We welcome this initiative by the CoE, because we had the chance to discuss with many different stakeholders the importance of using innovative approaches to foster new teaching and learning methods. Furthermore, many academics and speakers addressed the importance of using games and or different technologies to promote techniques that will attract students and keep them engaged.