Call for Applications: Learning from the Past – Acting for the Future. Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights

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An 11-week online engagement professional opportunity for teachers in Europe (21 September – 4 December 2020)

Call for applications

This program, developed by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), in partnership with the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara and with support from the Council of Europe, is addressed to teachers working in Europe, who are interested to develop their competences to teach about the Holocaust and human rights.

The aim of this course is to contribute to increasing the quality of education regarding the Holocaust and human rights. The program provides a rich opportunity to integrate national and international approaches in teaching about these topics and in understanding the contemporary relevance of this important part of modern history.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Develop teachers’ awareness of historical and current dialectical discussions concerning the Holocaust and other instances of social injustice;
  • Develop teachers’ understanding of the impact of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination at individual, group and societal level;
  • Develop teachers’ understanding of Jewish history and Roma history before and after World War II;
  • Increase appreciation for innovative, student-centered teaching methods, including extra-curricular activities and partnerships between schools and other institutions and organizations;
  • Promote a blended approach to Holocaust education and Human Rights education.

A group of 40 teachers from across Europe will have the opportunity to attend the online course. Following the course, teachers will receive support to put into practice what they learned and develop local projects with their students. They will be able to access a Mini-grant Program which offers financial support and educational counseling.

The duration of the course is 11 weeks. The engagement required from the teachers is 2-3 hours per week. The methods used in the course will consist of both synchronous and asynchronous activities such as: webinars, discussion forums, collaborative work, video, individual and group assignments, readings, etc. Participants will create an account on the course platform where they will be able to access all the materials, as well as to communicate and collaborate with the other participants. Every week, a new module of the course will become available for participants and the learning process will be organized and supported by two facilitators, while guest speakers will address participant's live or through recorded videos.

Applications are welcome from teachers who:

  • Teach high school or middle school students in a Member State of the Council of Europe
  • Have some experience teaching about the Holocaust (have taught this topic at least one semester before)
  • Are committed to teaching about the Holocaust following their participation in this program
  • Are able to attend the program for its entire duration and to contribute to the program’s activities
  • Have basic skills to operate computers
  • Have good English language skills (at least B2)
  • Have not been previously involved in a seminar on the Holocaust organized by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI).

Application deadline: September 11, 2020.

In order to apply for this course, please fill in the form available at the link below, no later than 11 September 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOLI-Europe.

You can find out more about TOLI programs in Europe at: https://www.toli.us.

For any questions, please contact us at: edu@intercultural.ro.

Call for Applications: “Academy of Korean Studies Program for Textbook Specialists in Europe” Webinar

The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for a webinar entitled "AKS Program for Textbook Specialists in Europe." AKS, a South Korean government-funded research institution, is planning to hold a webinar in which lectures about various aspects of Korea including history, art, and contemporary society are delivered and participants will present and discuss relevant topics. This program is designed for educating secondary school teachers, textbook authors, and college or university professors at the undergraduate level who are interested in Korea.

On the first day of the program, prominent Koreanists will deliver lectures about Korean history, inter-Korean relations, and Korean art. On the second day, participants will give presentations on and discuss education on Korea in European schools and Korea-related textbook or educational materials.

*All participants must have a webinar compatible application (For example ZOOM).

Date

  • 1st day: October 17, 2020 (Sat)
  • 2nd day: October 18, 2020 (Sun)

 

Eligibility: Secondary school teachers, textbook authors, and college or university professors who:

  • have an interest in teaching about Korea.
  • have an interest in writing about Korea in textbooks or creating Korea-related educational materials.

 

How to Apply

  • Applicants are required to complete and submit an application form that can be found here.

 

Application Deadline: August 14, 2020

  • Successful applicants will be notified individually by early September 2020.
  •  Successful applicants must submit their presentation by October 4, 2020 and should attend the seminar and the lectures.
  • Speakers will be paid an honorarium for their presentation.

 

Please note the following:

  • Send applications to the following address aksprogram@aks.ac.kr with the subject line “AKS Program for Textbook Specialists in Europe”.
  • Submissions should be made electronically. All documents must be in PDF format.
  • The file name should be: Last name, First name. For example: Bowie, David.

 

Further questions should be directed to Dr. Jaeyun Jeong via aksprogram@aks.ac.kr

 

Call for Applications: Online Barcamp Historical Education

The Kreisau-Initiative, the Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe and the Freya von Moltke Foundation are organising a special conference: BarCamp. The programme will be centred on methods of historical and civic education and their implementation with digital media.

When? 25 – 26th June 2020; 12 – 5 pm

Where? In the virtual Space!

Who?

  •  Are you already active in youth work, citizenship education or history projects and would like to learn new methods and approaches online? Or are you interested in the topic and methods, but have never done it before? Either way we invite you to apply!
  •  The organisations value diversity of backgrounds, experiences and work fields. If you are not an expert of youth work but experienced with digital educational tools, you are more than welcome!
  • However, there are a few conditions: You need to be an adult (18 years upwards) living in Germany, Poland or Ukraine. Citizenship is not a precondition. Since the BarCamp is mostly going to be held in English, a good level of English is required (partially we are offering translation). 

How to apply?

  • Please fill out the application form here

Application deadline: June 15th, 2020