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Teaching Different Perspectives on History: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina
taught by Elana Haviv, founder and director of the Children's Movement for Creative Education
The growing immigrant populations in metropolitan St. Louis are changing the way that we understand history—especially when working with students or clients who come from conflict zones. Focusing on the recent war and genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina as its main case study, this course will present a variety of pedagogical techniques that can be utilized to teach and learn multiple perspectives on armed conflicts. Course participants will practice simple but powerful methods to help provide the necessary support to students or clients before and during their exploration of controversial events. Incorporating diverse interpretations of history requires that educators and service providers can competently guide their students or clients to engage in examinations of terms such as “fact” and “bias”—and that they understand the emotional components of the history they are teaching. Participants will therefore address such questions as reconciliation, memory work, and the value of memorial.
Two registration options are available:
- $150: includes 1.5 Continuing Education Units
- $325: includes three credit hours (graduate or undergraduate ($300) and application fee ($25, waived for students who have previously applied to take courses at Fontbonne)
Currently registered Fontbonne students may be able to take the course without additional fees.
Due to limited seating, registration will close on Oct. 1, 2011.
- Friday, Oct. 21, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Students will also pursue field research.
Elana Haviv is an education and human rights specialist with over fifteen years experience designing and delivering innovative, multi-disciplinary educational training and training of trainer (ToT) curricula. Through her flagship organization, the Children’s Movement for Creative Education (CMCE), Ms. Haviv has created academic and artistic programs to guide children and youth to understand and overcome the effects of violent world events on themselves and their communities, and to become global citizens. She designed The Telling History Project; Understanding the Past to Create the Future, which teaches students about human rights through the lens of recent and current world events, including the genocides in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, and Darfur. She also established and managed the Bosnia branch of CMCE, where she directed and implemented a comprehensive reconciliation curriculum. In addition to her international work, Ms. Haviv has developed curriculum for the New York Department of Education, several private schools, and the 9/11 Trauma Relief program. With degrees from Bryn Mawr College and Antioch University, she has received fellowships in oral history and textbook development
Please click here Flier (pdf, 322.96KB) to download and print a flier about this course.
For more information, contact Dr. Ben Moore, Director of the Bosnia Memory Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-889-4553.