Learning from the past – acting for the future
In cooperation with the Olga Lengel Institute from New York , Terraforming organizes every year a four-day seminar “Learning from the past – acting for the future” which deals with modern approaches to education about the Holocaust and the memorialization of the Second World War in general, and the role of the culture of remembrance in strengthening basic democratic values in society.
Seminar for teachers and other actors in the field of memory culture
The seminar is primarily intended for teachers, but also for other actors of education, as well as memory workers such as museum pedagogues, curators, archivists, and all others who contribute to shaping the culture of memory. The seminar is intended primarily for participants from the Republic of Serbia.
Every year in a different city
The seminar is held every year in a different city with the aim of promoting the local history of different cities in Serbia. By selecting participants from among the registered candidates, we try to ensure participation from all parts of Serbia, thereby encouraging the exchange of experiences and building a network of teachers and actors in the field of memory culture from all over the country.
The lecturers are renowned international and Serbian experts
Renowned international experts are among the lecturers at the seminar. Every year we bring other lecturers to present the topic from different angles and perspectives, and to enable the participants to personally meet some of the world’s leading names in this field, and directly discuss and exchange opinions with them.
Among the Serbian lecturers are some of the most important experts in the field of history, didactics, museology, Holocaust pedagogy, and other relevant disciplines.
Also, some of the lectures are given by fellow experts of the TOLI Institute.
Simultaneous interpretation is provided
Lectures by international guests are given in English. During all four days of the seminar, simultaneous translation (with headphones) is provided so that everyone can follow the lectures and participate in the workshops and discussions in both languages.
Accredited professional development program
The seminar also includes the accredited professional development program “Learning about the Holocaust according to the recommendations of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance” (ZUOV catalog number: 295) which brings 8 points
International TOLI Network of Holocaust Educators
Teachers who participate in the program become part of the TOLI network of Holocaust educators. After participating in the program, teachers leave with strategies, materials and ideas for implementing the program in their classrooms. Also, teachers have the opportunity to apply for the TOLI mini-grant program and receive scholarships and support for organizing local projects with their students.
Registration for the seminar
Participants apply through an online form. The number of places is limited, and as we usually receive a large number of applicants, we cannot guarantee that everyone will get a place. But for those who were not admitted to the seminar this year, we guarantee that they will have priority next year.