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7 steps towards in-depth teaching in historic environments

Posted 8/17/2016

Time Traveling as an educational method.

7 steps towards in-depth teaching in historic environments

Kalmar County Museum in Sweden has been supporting schools in Time Travels and Historic Environment Education since the 1980s. The museum does research about historical sites close to the schools and train the teachers. The education in school is focused on the chosen historical site and time period.

The students explore the archives and other sources. Then the students, led by museum staff and teachers, make a time travel to a chosen year at the historic site they have studied in school. They dress up in historical costumes and for one day become the people who once lived at the site.

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What is a study circle?

Posted 8/17/2016

Andy C Peterson

A study circle can be described as a simple method of learning or acquiring knowledge on any subject. It can also be described as a democratic way of learning. Democratic learning, meaning that knowledge is shared by the members of the group and that all members of a study circle are equal.

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WHAT IS A FOLKBILDNING COLLEGE?

Posted 8/17/2016

Written by John Veitch- jlwveitch@yahoo.co.uk

The Folbildning College concept has its basis in the ideas developed in a system of education based on the principles of social justice and change. These concepts were developed, primarily, in Denmark through the ideas of Nikolaj Grundtvig. They spread throughout Europe and North America creating rather different systems in different countries. In Scandinavia and Germany they were called Folkhögskolor; in the UK, the USA and Canada they were called Community Colleges even though the aims and objectives were different in different countries.

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