Source: Yad Vashem
Between June 18-21, 2012, The International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem - The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority will be convening the Eighth International Conference on the Holocaust and Education focusing on “Telling the Story, Teaching the Core: Holocaust Education in the 21st Century".
The objective of this conference is to present educational opportunities for expanding knowledge of the core issues of Holocaust history, literature, art, music, medicine, law, theology, and philosophy and to make them applicable in the lives of students.
Day one of the conference will be a day of concentrated, in - depth learning on the core issues of the Holocaust.
Over 60 presentations on 20 different topics in the various areas of Holocaust research and scholarship by Yad Vashem and Israeli scholars are being planned.
Day two will be dedicated to the pedagogy of classroom implementation.
It is intended to present 100-120 outstanding interdisciplinary, educational workshops that will be based on the same core issues of the first day. This will enable workshop participants to investigate the various disciplines of Holocaust study and engage in meaningful discussions on the applicability of the Holocaust to today’s issues in both the classroom and greater community.
Day three will target specific audiences that are at the forefront of Holocaust education throughout the world:
- Directors and Educational Directors of Holocaust museums and centers and Jewish museums worldwide
- Jewish educators in both formal and informal Jewish Education
- Educators teaching a Holocaust curriculum on the college/university level and in public/ private and parochial high schools
- High School teachers wishing to investigate Echoes and Reflections: a multi-media, multi-disciplinary, teaching curriculum for high school students in North America