Topics: Holocaust Education, Evaluation, Citizenship, Main Topic: Holocaust and Memorial, Schools: Non-Jewish, Schools: Primary / Elementary, Schools: Seconday / High Schools
Abstract: Research aiming to examine whether teaching the Holocaust, in the upper primary, either as part of a study on World War 2 or as a topic on its own, has an impact, both immediate and longer term, on pupils' citizenship values and attitudes, and particularly those values and attitudes relating to various minority or disadvantaged groups in Scotland.
Topics: Main Topic: Education, Universities / Higher Education, Teaching, Students, Jewish Studies, Attitudes to Jews, Post-Colonial
Abstract: This paper reports on an evidence-based study of student learning in Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester. The research collected alumni perceptions of long-term learning outcomes of the study of contemporary religion on the 2nd year undergraduate course Religion, Culture and Gender. ‘Exoticisation’ of contemporary religious Jews, their practices and thought emerges as a key concept that captures some student responses to the curriculum. Post-colonial analysis of the data problematizes the pedagogical value of memorable teaching moments, and their desirable and undesirable outcomes.