Online Workshop 16 October: Using Oral History in the Classroom

Andreas Holtberget Opportunities ,

EuroClio and historicaldialogue.lk are pleased to invite to a new workshop on creative teaching methods. This time we look at strategies for using oral history in the classroom.

We explore theoretical underpinnings, discuss connections to curricula, provide step-by-step strategic guidance for designing and implementing a project, and explore completed and ongoing oral history projects.

The workshop is part of History that Connects - Sri Lanka, an initiative to support the development of History Didactics in Sri Lanka, but we encourage all educators with an interest in oral history for use in education to join the workshop regardless of their location.

Join us on Saturday 16 October at 12:30PM CEST / 4PM Colombo. Registration is free of charge and the workshop will feature simultaneous interpretation from the English original to Sinhala and Tamil.

Online Workshop 25 September: Connecting to History through Graphic Novels

Andreas Holtberget Opportunities

What is a graphic novel? How could graphic novels be used as a source of engaging with history in the classroom? What are existing novels that look at history through a critical lens? How do we tell stories of difficult pasts through this medium? How might you go about creating your own graphic novels? This is an introductory workshop that will discuss some of these questions with space for brief activities with participants.

Simultaneous translations from English are offered in Sinhala and Tamil. Ensure to join through the desktop application to access these channels.

Workshop Leaders:
Misko Stanisic is a co-founder of Terraforming, an NGO based in Novi Sad in Serbia. Since 2008 he has developed educational methodologies and teaching materials in the field of teaching about the Holocaust and combating antisemitism, anti-gypsyism and other forms of xenophobia, combining best practices in contemporary pedagogy with new-media technologies.

Irushi Tennekoon is an illustrator, animator and educator based in Sri Lanka. She has a background in English Studies with a particular academic interest in graphic memoirs and teaches at the University of Colombo. Most recently she produced an animated series ‘Animate Her’ on exceptional female role models working and living in Sri Lanka.

Join us online via Zoom 25 September 12:30 CEST (16:00 Colombo).