Over the last several years, the Maison d’Izieu has worked with its various partners to develop continuing education programmes and organise educational travel to different European sites.
These programmes are open to teachers and to personnel working at museums, memorials and archives.
Courses at the Maison d’Izieu
The Teaching Department develops and conducts various courses for teachers at the Maison d’Izieu site:
- workshops for school districts’ continuing education programmes,
- training days on specific themes,
- training days targeting specific teachers (primary school teachers in the region, vocational school teachers, etc.),
- events for young French or European teachers,
as part of their university training.
These courses provide an opportunity to develop historical knowledge, meet specialists (historians, etc.) and exchange information on teaching practices.
For further information, contact the Education Department.
Tel.: +33(0)4 79 87 20 08
These European training courses are based on historical research into the Shoah and the study of its legacy and sites. The courses also focus on history, remembrance, how the past is used and how national remembrance is fashioned. In every case, transmission and learning are investigated in an educational and historical context.
Three training programmes are available in Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic. They include visits to historical sites and museums, conferences given by historians, and exchange and discussion with experts and teachers on the issues of teaching history. The educational outcomes of the experience are also analysed.
By providing exclusive historical and educational content, these seminars give participants the scientific and technical tools for implementing their own educational travel or exchanges based on historical research and the development of intercultural dialogue.
- In Italy
Second World War Remembrance
Comparative study of France and Italy
Role in educational programmes and use of local resources
This course is organised by the Maison d’Izieu in partnership with the Modena Historical Institute. It has been offered since 2005. It takes place every year, alternating between France and Italy.
The course sessions are taught by around 20 teachers and guides from memorials or museums. They provide an opportunity to examine how Second World War remembrance and history are taught and passed down, based on real visits to sites in Emilia-Romagna (Italy) and Rhône-Alpes (France).
Since 2006, this course has been included in the Comenius and Grundtvig catalogue of training courses and therefore benefits from European funding.
- In Poland
Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp and crimes against humanity
Every year, the “Chaire Lyonnaise des droits de l’Homme” [human rights organisation in Lyon], the Resistance and Deportation History Centre in Lyon and the Maison d’Izieu organise an educational and research trip to Auschwitz and Krakow for about 30 teachers. Participants go to the source to study the history and culture of Polish Jewish communities, their exclusion leading up to the “final solution”, and the legacy and sites of their extermination.
- In the Czech Republic
History and remembrance of the Second World War. Tracing Jewish culture from the integration of Jews from Bohemia and Moravia through to the Shoah, from Czechoslovakia to the Czech Republic: Democracy and totalitarianism
The Maison d’Izieu and the Terezin Memorial organised their first seminar in August 2010, in Prague and Terezin. They plan to offer the seminar again on a yearly basis.