National Teacher Conference on the Holocaust under way in Croatia

The 17th National Teacher Conference Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust and the Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity will take place 28-31 January in Slavonski Brod, Croatia in commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January.

The conference is organized by the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency (ETTA) in cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, Yad Vashem, and Mémorial de la Shoah. The conference participants are Croatian primary and secondary school teachers of History, Ethics, Religious Education, Philosophy, Sociology, Croatian and Foreign Languages. The lecturers and workshop facilitators are national and international experts on Holocaust education and practitioners.

The conference is designed in such a way that the lectures give a broader historical context of the Holocaust, and the recommended approaches to teaching about this very sensitive issue, while the workshops offer the teachers an opportunity for experiential learning, especially in terms of moderating discussions and guiding the students’ learning about the Holocaust, highlighting theme-appropriate and age-appropriate learning methods and materials.

During the past 17 years of this national teacher conference, and through the extensive cooperation of ETTA with relevant international organizations, Croatian teachers have had opportunities for significant professional development, and a number of them will present their examples of good practice and successful school projects related to commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

Want the latest knowledge about Holocaust education? Have a look at the newly revised IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust.

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