Projects for Teachers
On December 12-13, 2016 Vinnytsya hosted All-Ukrainian Scholarly and Practical Seminar for History teachers “Teaching World War II and the Holocaust History at School: Cooperation of Teacher and Archivist”, organized by “Tkuma” Institute, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” in collaboration with State Archive of Vinnytsya Region and Vinnytsya Academy of Continuous Education.
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On December 6, 2016 regular pedagogical seminar organized by “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies in cooperation with Dnipro Regional Institute for Holocaust Studies was conducted. Teachers of Dnipro secondary schools became participants of the seminar. Program of the event included visit to Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” (guided tour was organized by Dr. Iegor Vradiy, Head of Museum and Research Department) and discussion on the reforms of school education system in Ukraine. Interactive lesson was conducted by Dr. Igor Shchupak, Director of “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum.
During the communication with the teachers the most topical issues were raised:
- the essence of the education reform, the issues of teacher qualifications and competence of students;
- Ukrainian vision of world history and significance of history for the present;
- cleaning of domestic history from the Soviet and modern Russian myths and falsifications: from the Middle Ages to World War Two and the Holocaust;
- analysis of teachers’ methodological mistakes;
- presentation of new editions by Prof. P-R. Magocsi and Prof. Y. Petrovsky-Shtern “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence” and “Babyn Yar”, edited by Prof. P-R. Magocsi and Prof. V. Hrynevych.
At the end of the seminar Iryna Piskariova, “Tkuma” Institute Educational Programs Coordinator, conducted practical training on the use of visual sources during the history lessons.
On November 16, 2016 “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies hosted pedagogical seminar organized jointly with Dnipro Regional Institute of Advanced Teacher Training. Traditionally, educational event consisted of two parts: Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” guided tour (conducted by Deputy Head of Research Department Dr. Denys Shatalov), during which teachers have the opportunity to learn more about educational opportunities of the Museum, and practical session.
On October 26, 2016 regular seminar of “Tkuma” Institute in cooperation with Dnipro Regional Institute of Advanced Teacher Training was conducted. During the event conducted by Iryna Piskariova, “Tkuma” Institute Educational Programs Coordinator, history teachers got acquainted with new approaches to the study of history in secondary schools and features of Holocaust education, taking into account the age characteristics of students.
Pedagogical Seminar “Canadian Experience in Teaching the Holocaust, Holodomor and Other Genocides at Schools”
On September 11, 2016 “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum hosted seminar for history teachers of Dnipro region devoted to teaching the history of Holocaust, Holodomor and other genocides. Valentina Kuryliw, Head of Education at Holodomor Research and Education Consortium run by Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (Toronto, Canada), shared Canadian experience in teaching these topics.
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