Education partners enrich content in The Archive for Education

7 Feb 2021

Teachers find more than just videos and audio clips in The Archive for Education. In order to help them efficiently, we also collect and contextualise audiovisual content in specific topics that are as closely related to their teaching practice as possible.

Fortunately, we don’t have to do this alone – and our collaborations with education partners are currently producing a new and updated project page about literature and remembrance education.

Education partners help us provide teachers with valuable audiovisual content to assist them with their work. Over recent months, for example, we have worked together with The Special Committee for Remembrance Education for the Images of Remembrance (Beelden van Herinnering) project and with CANON Cultuurcel and the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature (KANTL) to update the project page 50+1 works from the literary canon (50+1 werken van de literaire canon).

Images of remembrance

Not yet everyone is familiar with remembrance education today. It’s about learning from the past, with feet firmly in the present, and a view to the future. It’s important to have a good investigative attitude, with attention for a multitude of perspectives, but always based on sound source research. Teachers can discover exactly what remembrance education entails on this project page, and get started straight away with collections on war, human rights, anti-Semitism and other topics – perfect for lessons that involve critical thinking, citizenship and media literacy.

50 + 1 works from the literary canon

KANTL announced a first edition of the literary canon in 2015. Five years later, as promised, the list has been updated for the first time, also on our educational platform. It now includes three complete newcomers: Van de koele meren des doods by Frederik van Eeden (translated in English as The Deeps of Deliverance or Hedwig’s Journey), Pallieter by Felix Timmermans, and Turks fruit by Jan Wolkers (translated in English as Turkish Delight).

A collection has been created for each author, with audiovisual content about the author and the work, but also about the specific spirit of the time when the work was produced, its topical value, and insights from experts and readers. This means you can scroll through the highlights of our literary history on an interactive timeline full of audiovisual sources – a real treasure chest for secondary education literature lessons.

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