Historical consciousness, historical culture, and public history: three key concepts of history teacher education at German universities

  • This article on history education at German universities does not offer a detailed analysis of its relevant structures, but only a very brief sketch (1). Instead, it places a special focus on the theoretical concepts of ‘historical consciousness’ and ‘historical culture’ (2). These concepts have not only played an important role for the education of future history teachers at German universities for thirty years, but has also gained considerable prominence in cultural studies-oriented historical research and teaching in Germany (‘cultural turn’). In addition, it shows a rather close connection to the newly established master’s programmes in ‘public history’ (3), which have been expanding history education at German universities for a number of years and are still on the rise.

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Author:Susanne PoppGND
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/73820
Parent Title (English):アジア太平洋論叢 22 号 - Bulletin of Asia-Pacific Studies
Publisher:Center for Global Initiatives, Osaka University
Year of first Publication:2020
Release Date:2020/04/02
First Page:80
Last Page:86
Institutes:Philologisch-Historische Fakultät
Philologisch-Historische Fakultät / Geschichte
Philologisch-Historische Fakultät / Geschichte / Lehrstuhl für Didaktik der Geschichte