Report: The AEJM Educator’s Training Programme at the Museum

From October 13 to 16, 2013, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews hosted the Educator’s Training Programme, an international training program organized by the Association of European Jewish Museums. On the first day of the conference, the 19 educators from Polish and European institutions taking part in this year’s ETP participated in guided tours around Jewish Warsaw and became familiar with the history and idea of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, as well as with its Core Exhibition narrative.

During the course of workshops, Museum educators shared their experiences of organizing educational activities for different types of audiences. This is a special challenge since the Museum’s Core Exhibition has not yet opened to the public.

On the second day of the conference, members of our Education Department staff presented ways in which the pedagogy of Janusz Korczak has been used in creating the project of the Museum’s future children’s area. They also talked about the presence of Korczak’s persona and views on education in their daily work with children.

The Educator's Training Programme focuses on key issues in the field of museum education for Jewish museums. The four-day program consists of hands-on workshops, lectures, and presentations of best practice methods. It also serves as a discussion platform for common challenges and experiences by offering participants the possibility to present new projects, the latest developments, and innovative ideas for museum education.

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Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway,