What are we currently working on?
We aim to bridge the gap between formal and non-formal education, by looking at practices developed by remembrance education. A group of experts is trying these practices in different educational contexts, transferring them from formal to non-formal education, and from one geographical context or target group to another. This process we call upscaling. For example, we take practices from memorial sites and try (parts of) them in a formal classroom setting. Or we take a school project or teaching strategy and apply it in a non-formal context or in another country.
Do you have a remembrance practice or strategy that really works for your students or participants?
Would you like to increase the impact and availability of your practice in Europe?
Do you want experts to try out your educational practice and include it in a handbook about remembrance education?
Submit your practice to our database to make it more widely available. Some of the practices submitted will be selected by our group of experts to pilot with their visitors or students.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for practices that are easy to replicate by others. This means that ideally the practices take little time and effort, are free or not too costly, and do not rely on others to be implemented.
Specifically, we are looking for practices that are:
- Focusing on remembrance education: specific focus in this project is on Holocaust/Shoah and other mass atrocities.
- Transferable: not overly specific to certain contexts but (partly) applicable in a variety of schools and classroom settings.
- Critical thinking: should encourage students to think critically
- Engaging: engaging for students
The submitted practice must give enough detail about its execution, such that an educator could read through it and implement it themselves, so it should outline any resources needed and the expected time it will take. Please indicate any specific things educators should be aware of, things they should consider before using the practice (or parts of it) in their own classroom.
Feel free to include pictures and diagrams as well as text – anything that demonstrates how to execute the practice.
What will happen to the collected practices?
Once collected, these practices will be uploaded to our RETHINK practice database (which can be accessed here: https://rethink-education.eu/practices/) accessible to all who visit the website, free of charge. Some practices will be selected and used in different contexts across Europe, and included in a free online Handbook on remembrance education that is being developed as part of this project.