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The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

The Educating the Educators in History: Describing History

Dr Ifigenia Vamvakidou, Dr Kostis Tsioumis.

teachers cannot begin to understand the perspective of the learner without first considering theirs own system of values and attitudes about teaching and children's learning. Teacher education programs must encourage prospective teachers to use self-reflection to help them get in touch with their personal experiences and the ways in which these experiences may influence their teaching practices. Once teachers have done this, they can examine their teaching practices against the experiences, values, and beliefs of others, especially those from diverse backgrounds.

A more critical understanding of the relationship between culture and schooling would start with a definition of culture as a set of activities by which different groups produce collective memories, knowledge, social relationships, and values within historically controlled relations of power. Culture is about the production and legitimization of particular ways of life, and schools often transmit a culture that is specific to class, gender, and race.


Dr Ifigenia Vamvakidou  (Greece)
Lecturer & Assistant Professor
Pedagogic Faculty in Florina & in Salonica
West Macedonian & Aristotle University

lecturer, historician

Dr Kostis Tsioumis  (Greece)
Assistant Professor

  • educating
  • educators
  • history
Person as Subject
  • educators in greek school

(Virtual Presentation, English)