Skip to the main content

Preliminary communication

https://doi.org/10.21464/mo.27.2.11

The European dimension in education in geography textbooks for Croatian primary schools: Lessons learned and future expectations

Bojana Vignjević Korotaj orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-6588-9723 ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Jasminka Ledić ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Ivana Miočić ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia


Full text: english pdf 364 Kb

page 171-192

downloads: 297

cite


Abstract

Croatia’s accession to the EU brought changes in educational policies by introducing the concept of the European Dimension in Education (EDE). EDE has successfully found its way into the new Croatian national curriculum, however, there has been no comprehensive analysis of whether it has been introduced into teaching materials (textbooks). Therefore, the aim of this paper is to determine if the European Dimension in Education is present in geography textbooks for primary schools, as well as to explore how it is represented in them. The results of research show that the idea of the European Dimension in Education is most commonly present in terms of factual knowledge about Europe, which does not motivate teachers and pupils to actively and critically discuss issues related to Europe and the European Union.

Keywords

European Dimension in Education, geography textbooks, comparative analysis of textbooks, primary school

Hrčak ID:

247970

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/247970

Article data in other languages: croatian

Visits: 831 *