RF 4: Citizenship Education in Democratic Societies
Democracy is a simultaneously important topic and standard point of reference for (school) history and citizenship education. The development of skills and concepts for the formation of a critical social identity and an individual’s ability to act requires an analysis of history and its social function, and an understanding of the function and functionalities of a political system for the importance of human rights and democratic principles as standard foundations of our society. The requirements and basic conditions for the individual development of these skills and concepts through school lessons are the subjects of research in citizenship education and history. The structure of learning environments and their effectiveness, the limitations of teaching-learning processes and their effectiveness and teaching practice are all researched, as well as the theoretical-empirical regulations of citizenship education with regard to democratic systems.
Current research projects
(project database FHNW; in German)
Past research projects
(project database FHNW, in German)