Thursday 30 – Friday 31 July
14 hours of NESA-accredited Professional Development
Literature and film are unique ways for students to engage emotionally and intellectually with the Holocaust. Different kinds of narratives provide us with different types of knowledge and raise important questions: are there moral and ethical limits that should be placed on such representations? Does fiction add to our understanding of an historical period – and if so, how? Is the Holocaust beyond representation?
This two-day professional development seminar will provide teachers with an opportunity to consider these questions and explore how they can use different texts, including popular fiction, film and first-hand testimonies, to enrich their students’ learning about the Holocaust. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear testimony from Holocaust survivors.
The seminar includes copies of the lectures, teacher resources to assist in classroom teaching as well as morning tea and lunch.