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Centre for Citizenship and History Education

Research into competencies and knowledge acquisition in history and citizenship education

The Centre for Citizenship and History Education is a research centre of the Institute for Educational Research and Development at the School for Education FHNW. The Centre is also a department within the Centre for Democracy Aarau. It researches history and citizenship education in view of their significance for democracy. 

The Centre operates the citizenship education platform politischebildung.ch and publishes Polis, the annual magazine for citizenship education (launched February 2008). In addition regular publications appear in the series Didactics of History Today [Geschichtsdidaktik heute] and Citizenship Education in Switzerland [Politische Bildung in der Schweiz]

The Centre in particular works on the theoretical elaboration and empirical evaluation of citizenship education, researches teaching and learning processes in citizenship and history education,  as well as in the area of profession research and develops teaching materials.

Office
Ruth Probst
School for Teacher Education FHNW
Institute for Educational Research and Development

Centre for Citizenship and History Education
Centre for Democracy Aarau
Küttigerstrasse 21
5000 Aarau

T +41 56 202 80 14

Mondays – direct:
T +41 62 836 94 21
F +41 62 836 94 45

ife.politischebildung-geschichtsdidaktik.ph@fhnw.ch

ruth.probst@fhnw.ch

Head
Béatrice Ziegler
School for Teacher Education FHNW
Institute for Educational Research and Development

Centre for Citizenship and History Education
Centre for Democracy Aarau
Küttigerstrasse 21
5000 Aarau

T +41 62 832 02 68
beatrice.ziegler@fhnw.ch

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