Teaching and Learning Historical Literacy: Insights from the History + Intervention 

Historical literacy talk

AAU Library

Join us on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, as we delve into the intriguing world of historical literacy assessment and enhancement. This seminar, organized by Dr. Vojtech Ripka, will showcase the results of a large-scale experiment conducted across 350 Czech lower and upper secondary schools from 2021 to 2023. The goal of this experiment was to implement and test innovative, inquiry-based history teaching and learning methods and ultimately elevate students’ historical literacy.

Seminar highlights:

  • Experiential insights: Gain valuable insights from the groundbreaking History+ experiment, which sought to revolutionize history education methods in Czechia.
  • Exploring historical literacy: Understand the concept of historical literacy and why it’s crucial for students in today’s world.
  • Measuring historical literacy: Discover effective methods for assessing historical literacy levels, both among teachers and students.
  • Challenges and solutions: Engage in discussions about the complexities of measuring the impact of the History+ experiment and explore potential solutions to deficiencies in historical literacy.

This seminar is designed for educators and students alike and is intended to serve as a collaborative learning environment. It will seamlessly blend practical applications of history teaching and learning with the rigor of social scientific experiment methods.

This event is open to the public.