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Joris Van Doorsselaere MA

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Educational Studies & Public History, Heritage Studies, Museums & Collections

Cohort/Start PhD: 2021-2022

Inherited from the past, shaped by the present? Investigating the didactic potential of heritage in history education in Flanders (2020-2026)

Ghent University
Supervisor(s): Prof. dr. Bruno De Wever

This doctoral research studies the relationship between heritage and history education in Flanders. The aim is to develop a theoretical and pedagogical framework related to the use of heritage in schools in general, and in history education in particular. The researcher works part-time as a teacher in secondary education and is also part-time affiliated with the history department of Ghent University.