Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre Presents

Antisemitism and resources: what does Holocaust educational research tell us?

Wed 17 Jun 15:30 PM - 17:00 PM @ Microsoft Teams webinar


Join Dr Paula Cowan and Prof Henry Maitles for an expert webinar on teaching about antisemitism in the classroom

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Event Details

What does Holocaust educational research tell us about effective classroom practice in teaching about antisemitism?

Many teachers struggle to address this difficult subject and to find resources to teach it sensitively and appropriately. In this webinar, two leading experts will examine the findings of educational research on teaching about antisemitism and draw out their implications for classroom practice.

The session will examine young people's understanding of current antisemitism and what this means for teachers in choosing appropriate resources for the classroom, including using literature to teach the Holocaust. The session will refer to the new IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust.

This webinar is appropriate for primary and secondary school teachers who are interested in deepening their understanding of this complex subject and developing their classroom practice.

Webinar Hosts

Dr Paula Cowan is Reader in Education at the University of the West of Scotland and the Director of Vision Schools Scotland, an accreditation programme launched in 2017 to promote excellence in Holocaust teaching in Scottish schools. As a member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Paula was involved in drafting its Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust, launched in December 2019 to help educators with fact-based and educationally sound techniques for teaching the complex and nuanced history of the Holocaust. Paula is co-author of 'Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education' with Prof Henry Maitles.

Professor Henry Maitles is emeritus Professor of Education at the University of the West of Scotland. Henry has researched and published widely on topics including Holocaust education, democracy, citizenship, pedagogy, political literacy and educational policy. He is co-author with Paula Cowan of 'Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education'.

To Join

The webinar is free to join but you must reserve a place. Places are limited to 20 on a first come, first served basis. Once places are filled, we will operate a waiting list. If you find you are no longer able to attend, please notify us as soon as possible at helc@hud.ac.uk so that someone else can take your place.

This event is intended for practising teachers working in UK primary and secondary schools. If you are not a teacher, we may remove you from the attendee list to enable teachers to attend.

Before the event we will email you the webinar guidelines and an invitation to the join the Microsoft Teams meeting.  Please ensure you are in a quiet place with a good wifi connection.  The session will begin promptly at 3.30pm.  

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