Alongside the various History courses (History I-IV), there are several related modules in subject-specific education. In addition, History III offers a literature pedagogy course. For teaching students, subject-specific education is part of the practical teacher training programme.
What is History Education?
In general terms, the subject matter of history didactics/pedagogy is how we relate to history. Knowledge of and ideas about the past are disseminated in a communicative process where history is interpreted, selected, distributed, and consumed. History Education is interested in ways in which historical knowledge is generated, used, mediated, and received.
Why study History Education?
Since it is focused on the role and manifestation of history in various societies and different times, History Education is an exciting area of investigation. For teacher students, subject-specific education poses crucial questions about the content and form of the subject. Subject-specific education concerns the relationship between the teacher, the subject, and the pupils, and thus constitutes the foundation of a teacher’s professional function.