Monday, 6 April 2009

DARE announces workshop at conference "Active Citizenship in Europe", Gothenburg, Sept 29-30, 2009

"Simulation Games Interconnecting History Education and Citizenship Education in Adult Learning" is the title of a workshop DARE is contributing to the conference "Active Citizenship in Europe", Gothenburg, Sept 29-30, 2009. This conference is organized by the European Association for Education of Adults (EAEA) and the Swedish Adult Education Association (SAEA). The aim of the conference is to develop methods for active citizenship, with a focus on non-formal learning. The conference will be held in conjunction with the informal meeting of European education ministers in Göteborg during Sweden’s EU presidency. For details see
http://www.activeineurope.org/en/2009/03/10/program/

The workshop in Gothenburg presents a simulation game concept on regime changes, focusing on the 89 revolutions in Europe. The simulations have been developed by the transatlantic human rights education network Humanity in Action (http://http//www.humanityinaction.org), and were financially supported by the German "Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur" (http://www.stiftungs-aufarbeitung.de). They were already presented and tested at the DARE conference "Pathways Interconnecting History Education and Democratic Citizenship/Human Rights Education in Adult Learning” (http://www.dare-network.eu/berlin_conference.htm) within the framework of the German "Geschichtsforum09" (http://www.geschichtsforum09.de/en/service/home.html) in Berlin on May 29-30, 2009. Registration is open for all!