_erinnern.at_– Programme for teaching and learning about National Socialism and the Holocaust

Beim Zeitzeug/innen-Seminar von _erinnern.at_ kommen Lehrer/innen mit Zeitzeug/innen in Kontakt und lernen, wie sich Zeitzeug/innengespräche in den Unterricht integrieren lassen © _erinnern.at_

_erinnern.at_ is the OeAD's programme for teaching and learning about National Socialism and the Holocaust. It promotes the transfer of historical and methodological-didactic knowledge as well as reflection on its significance for the present.

Educational projects and further education

In committees and projects at international, national and local level _erinnern.at_ advocates Austrian remembrance education and its further development. One focus is on the organisation and implementation of further education for teachers on the topics of the Holocaust, National Socialism, anti-Semitism and racism. Besides Austria-wide training courses and conferences the central offers include seminar trips to Israel, which are embedded in university colleges of teacher education courses.

Teaching materials and contemporary witness programme

_erinnern.at_ develops teaching materials and teaching concepts as well as learning websites and apps that are suitable for use both in the classroom and in distance learning and out-of-school youth education.
In addition to training on the use of specific teaching materials and teaching platforms _erinnern.at_ also provides training on the integration of eyewitness interviews in the classroom and supports teachers and Austrian eyewitnesses in the preparation and implementation of them. The valuable exchange between contemporary witnesses, teachers and pupils is managed and supported with annual seminars within the framework of the contemporary witness programme.

Structure as a network

_erinnern.at_ operates as a decentralised network. One or two network coordinators represent _erinnern.at_ in each federal province. They are the contact persons for teachers in the region, they develop teaching materials and organise further education. Via the website and newsletter _erinnern.at_ provides information about current developments in remembrance culture and remembrance education – internationally and Austria-wide as well as specifically for each federal province.

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    • National and international cooperation in educational projects
    • Further education and training programmes as well as conferences for Austrian teachers
    • Seminar trips to Israel embedded in Austrian university colleges of teacher education courses
    • Teaching and learning materials, learning websites and apps for use in the classroom, in distance learning and out-of-school youth education
    • Historical tours and (school) exhibitions
    • Talks with Austrian contemporary witnesses at schools and in online formats
    • Up-to-date information about remembrance culture and Holocaust education on the website  www.erinnern.at
  • Teachers, educational professionals, teacher training students as well as teacher training institutions, stakeholders in the Austrian education system, and interested members of the public