Culture Maker With or Against the Digital Humanities?
The idea that the world of education should evolve with technology is not in itself new.In 1997, in the Journal of Research and Training, Prof. Larry Cuban titled: "Classroom versus computer. Winning the Classroom". With regard to the place of computers in schools, three possible scenarios for the next ten years were presented. The "cautious optimists" scenario predicted that the new approaches that had emerged with the presence of the computer would become commonplace and would then cause a transformation of pedagogical situations. We are still waiting...In 2020, will both the Maker culture and the Digital Humanities suffer the same fate as their predecessors? Will there be a struggle between the Maker culture and the Digital Humanities? On the contrary, are they compatible and under what conditions?We will address these issues more specifically through the teaching of history in elementary school.
HEP Vaud (Lausanne), Switzerland
After having been a teacher at Secondary I in history, French, geography, a trainer in history didactics and a member of the pedagogical council of the Séminaire Pédagogique de l'Enseignement Secondaire, I am currently Associate HEP Professor in history didactics and citizenship education since the creation of HEP Vaud.
Doctor of Letters from the University of Lausanne since 2013, my thesis is devoted to the authority of discourse in Vaud school textbooks. It is entitled Autorité du discours - Discours d'autorité: les manuels d'histoire vaudois (1938-1998).
Following on from my thesis, my work in history didactics focuses on the issues of multiperspectivity in the teaching of the history of one's own country.
The other axes of my reflections and researches concern the use and use of media (films, video games) and technologies (Web 2.0) in teaching and interactions to public history.
For the past two years, my work has focused on the possible links between computational and historical thinking and the place of doing (Maker) in the teaching of history. Overall, the question of digital skills in history teaching occupies an important place in my reflections and research.