Wednesday 17 October
Sensitivity when teaching genocide is always important, but it is especially required in those situations in which we are leading younger students through the Museum. How does one speak to children about the artefacts in Industrial Killing, or negotiate the space around Justice in Australia? How does one teach about traumatic issues without triggering trauma, or creating it? In this session we will explore these issues in more depth, and Museum Guides in attendance will be invited to share their own experiences with speaking to younger students.
Dr Simon Holloway is an Education Officer at the Sydney Jewish Museum and a sessional lecturer at the University of Sydney, where he teaches Classical Hebrew and Jewish History. Simon holds a PhD from the University of Sydney, for which he investigated the function of metaphors in the Hebrew Bible. His current research concerns the textual transmission of the early rabbinic literature and the use of humour in halakhic texts.