Teacher training for social science education


  • Olga Bombardelli University of Trento, Italy
  • Reinhold Hedtke University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Birgit Weber University of Cologne, Germany




teacher education, social science education, teaching profession

Author Biographies

Olga Bombardelli, University of Trento, Italy

Olga Bombardelli, is senior professor at the University of Trento (Italy), former holder of a Chair J.Monnet “Education for Citizenship and European Integration". Author of several books and articles in the field of education. Her research interests are teacher training, citizenship education, inclusion. Her current research project investigates citizenship education in the secondary school, and critical thinking across disciplinary boundaries. 

Reinhold Hedtke, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Hedtke is professor emeritus of economic sociology and social science education at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany. Until recently, he was a senior professor at Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt. His current research focuses on economics of convention in the field of citizenship education, innovative approaches of socio-economic education, critical participatory education, social 

Birgit Weber, University of Cologne, Germany

Prof. Dr. Birgit Weber is professor of social sciences with a focus on economic education at the University of Cologne, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Education and Social Sciences, Germany. Her main areas of work are economic/socio-economic education, curriculum analysis/-development, consumer education, education for sustainable development/global learning, culture of independence, student perceptions. 


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