Neuerscheinung zur DGGD

Béatrice Ziegler / Martin Nitsche
Die Geschichtsdidaktik in der deutschsprachigen Schweiz – eine eigenständige Community?
in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften. Bd. 32 Nr. 2 (2021):  Geschichtsdidaktik. Zur Formierung einer Disziplin.

Abstract: History Education in German-Speaking Switzerland – A Distinct Community of Its Own?With the professionalization of teacher training at Swiss universities of teacher education starting in the 2000s, subject didactics have come to see themselves as scientific disciplines. Following Rudolf Stichweh’s definition of scientific discipline and community, this article discusses the extent to which those working in history education in German-speaking Switzerland have formed a scientific community. In this context, the Swiss-German Society for History Didactics (DGGD), founded in 2008, is interpreted as a framework in which a “sufficiently homogeneous communication context” (Stichweh) can unfold. Based on the minutes of the DGGD, interviews and a questionnaire survey among the members, we also examine career structures, or rather the socialization process, as well as the corpus of scientific knowledge and the self-image with regard to a specific expertise or competence. 

Eben erschienen: «The Teaching of the History of One’s Own Country»

The question concerning the importance of history teaching at school is closely linked to the one concerning the mediation of the history of one’s own country. Over the past few years discussions and debates about its meaning, content and functions have, however, increased. But the mediation of the history of one’s own country is a precarious undertaking.

The volume presents theoretical considerations, empirical studies and practical case examples from a comparative and international perspective. In different states and school systems it becomes clear how the history of one’s own country or the nation is conveyed and against what political and social background this happens.


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