The UWS School of Education is recognised as one of the most innovative providers of education degrees in Scotland and the UK (1st in Scotland, Guardian University Guide, 2018 / 2nd in UK, Complete University Guide, 2019).
This single master's module (Scottish Credit & Qualification Framework,Level 11) provides a professional learning opportunity for primary and secondary teachers and educators in the wider community sector on Holocaust and Holocaust Education. It considers Holocaust and Holocaust Education in relation to Scottish/UK government policies and wider philosophical, socio-political, religious and cultural perspectives.
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This blended learning module gives you the opportunity to enhance your professional practice in, and understanding of a wide range of relevant themes in Citizenship and Holocaust Education.
Learning and teaching contexts and implications for practitioners and learners in schools,museum and wider community contexts will be examined. Learning within this module is focussed on five main themes:
The module will encourage you to reflect upon and enhance your practice and understanding of these issues.
The blended learning approach involves an optional face-to-face workshop and online work using the University’s interactive e-learning environment. This offers participants great flexibility, as they can undertake the work of the module at times of their own choosing.
Materials are supplied online and the system allows access to both electronic journals and e-books. Participants are expected to contribute to the discussion forums on the module’s themes.
This module has been designed to allow participants to develop a critical stance in understanding the Holocaust and Holocaust Education in relation to government policies, citizenship initiatives and wider philosophical, socio-political, religious and cultural perspectives.
In particular, this module places the Holocaust in its historical and religious perspective, examines it in relation to Judaism (as both a religious and cultural marker), the genocidal policy towards Jews and Roma, the mass murder policies towards other groups, such as gay, disabled and Slavonic people, and reflects on the lessons that can be drawn from the Holocaust for the world today.
Specifically, the module will focus on developing participants’ understanding of key issues in the discourse and effective teaching pedagogies for primary and secondary school contexts, and examine how Citizenship Education can be explored through Holocaust Education.
Participants will engage with relevant textual and audio visual resources (through the University’s VLE) and have opportunities to reflect on their own practice and professional development in Holocaust studies.
You will be encouraged to reflect upon, and enhance your practice through engagement with these themes.
A written assessment will be submitted in early May 2019 in order to complete the module.
Upon successful completion you will gain 20 credits at Masters’ level (level 11).
This module will enhance practitioners’ knowledge, practice and expertise in Citizenship and Holocaust Education. As a Masters’ level qualification, it will make a significant contribution to paticipants’ Career-long Professional Learning (CPL).
This module can contribute to wider Master's degrees within the university, such as MEd Enhanced Educational Practice, MSc Education or MSc Leadership of Learning, allowing participants to complete a full Master's course.