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Antisemitism and resources: what does Holocaust educational research tell us?


17 Jun 2020, 3:30pm




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What does Holocaust educational research tell us about effective classroom practice in teaching about antisemitism?

Many teachers struggle to address this difficult subject and to find resources to teach it sensitively and appropriately. In this webinar, two leading experts will examine the findings of educational research on teaching about antisemitism and draw out their implications for classroom practice.

The session will examine young people’s understanding of current antisemitism and what this means for teachers in choosing appropriate resources for the classroom, including using literature to teach the Holocaust. The session will refer to the new IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust.

This webinar is appropriate for primary and secondary school teachers who are interested in deepening their understanding of this complex subject and developing their classroom practice.

Webinar Hosts

Paula Cowan is Reader in Education at the University of the West of Scotland. She researches and teaches in  Holocaust Education and Citizenship in schools. As well as  co-authoring  Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education, Paula has coedited Holocaust Education in Primary Schools in the Twenty-First Century, and was appointed an external expert by EUROCLIO (European Association of History Educators) on their project on Remembrance Education. Paula has been a UK  delegate to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) since 2009, and is one of the authors of the recently published IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning About the Holocaust. Paula is the Director of Vision Schools Scotland, an accreditation programme launched in 2017 to promote excellence in Holocaust teaching in Scottish schools.

Henry Maitles is Emeritus Professor of Education at UWS. He researches and teaches in the area of citizenship, human rights and values, the Holocaust and genocide; and in particular the impact of citizenship initiatives in schools. He was a member of the Scottish Executive Review Group, which drew up the proposals for Education for Citizenship, a policy priority in all Scottish schools. He has authored or co-authored 4 books, the most recent being (with Paula Cowan) Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education. This was awarded CiCea/Jean Monnet citizenship network best book award in 2018 and cited in the most recent  UNESCO report on ‘combatting antisemitism through education’.

To Join

To join this webinar please book your place. Places are limited to 20 on a first come, first served basis. Once places are filled, we will operate a waiting list. If you find you are no longer able to attend, please notify us as soon as possible at so that someone else can take your place.

Before the event we will email you the webinar guidelines and an invitation to the join the Microsoft Teams meeting.  Please ensure you are in a quiet place with a good wifi connection.  The session will begin promptly at 3.30pm.