Key Competences and Historical Memory
The introduction of historical thinking and memory in adult learning is a way of rooting the actions of the present in the past and raising awareness of its consequences for the future.
In December 2012 the partnership finished the Sharing European Memories at School project which aimed to design a cross-curricular methodology to work with historical memory in the classroom.
The project results have proved that memory is a powerful learning environment to develop social and civic competences, as well as to strengthen the sense of belonging to the group whose memories are studied. Memory also makes relevant personal, family or community experience, giving a practical application to historical knowledge.
Due to the successful application of historical memory in school education and the positive feedback from different stakeholders, the partnership decided to transfer this experience into adult education.