Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 June
14 hours of NESA-accredited Professional Development
This NESA-Accredited professional development seminar is primarily targeted towards English teachers, and will explore literature and film as ways for students to engage emotionally and intellectually with the Holocaust.
This two-day seminar will provide teachers with the opportunity to consider the moral and ethical limits of representations of the Holocaust, whether fiction adds to our understanding of an historical period, and if the Holocaust is beyond representation. Teachers will explore how they can use different texts, including popular fiction, film and first-hand testimonies, to enrich their students’ learning.
Participants will also have the opportunity to hear testimony from Holocaust survivors.
Below is the schedule of sessions included in this Teacher Training seminar:
Monday 24 June
- Teaching the Holocaust Through Film and Literature
- The Historical Background for English Teachers
- The Museum as a Text (Specialised tour of the Permanent Holocaust Exhibition)
- Whose Trauma is it Anyway? (The Book Thief: film and novel)
- Using the Testimony of Survivors (Schindler’s List)
Tuesday 25 June
- Keeping it Age-Appropriate (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: film and novel)
- Interview with Francine Lazarus, child Holocaust survivor
- The Holocaust Through a Child’s Eyes (Once)
- Is it Okay to Laugh? (Life is Beautiful)
- Debriefing in the Classroom (Art and poetry)
The seminar includes copies of the lectures, teacher resources to assist in classroom teaching as well as morning tea and lunch.