The Holocaust Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for our Virtual Teacher Study Visit to Vienna, which will take place in February 2021.

Dates

Thursday 18 to Friday 19 February 2021 

Programme overview

Whilst uncertainty continues around the possibility of international travel, we are delighted to announce that we will still be hosting our intensive CPD courses in 2021. In February 2021 we will be offering a unique virtual course exploring the experiences of the Viennese Jewish community.

This virtual course has been designed as both a standalone programme, and a foundation for a future in-person Teacher Study Visit to Vienna (dates TBC). Priority for places on our in-person visit will be given to those who attend our virtual course.

Vienna was both one of the great historic centres of European Jewish culture and a key site in the evolution of Nazi antisemitic persecution. This visit will address a wide range of themes including pre-war Jewish life, the long history of antisemitism, the identity and motives of perpetrators, and Austria’s complex relationship with the memory of the Holocaust. There will also be a strong focus on the Kindertransport to Britain, making this visit suitable for primary as well as secondary teachers.

Online and on-site sessions will be academically rigorous and interactive, incorporating testimonies, images, primary source documents, poetry, artworks and other stimuli to encourage discussion and critical evaluation of this challenging history and its implications for the classroom. Virtual sessions will take place on Zoom and will combine formal presentations with smaller group discussions and debates of key issues.

This visit is generously supported by the Wolfson Jewish Education Fund and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.  

Feedback from previous Virtual Teacher Study Visits:

Thank you for these seminars. They were really fascinating and of course, instructive.

Amazing few days. Thank you so much.

Thank you so much for the last two days. They were extremely informative.

Who should apply?

Applications are invited from teachers of any subject area who are currently in post. Participants are required to be available for the entirety of the course. Priority for places on our in-person visit will be given to those who attend our virtual course. Whilst we are unable to confirm dates for the in-person visit at this time, our Teacher Study Visits typically take place during the October and May half-term holidays. We try to ensure that our courses are open to as many teachers as possible however, due to school holidays varying across the country, our in-person course may be running at a time when not all schools are on their half-term break.

How much does it cost?

The virtual course is free to attend. All sessions will be held on Zoom. Participants will need a camera and a microphone to participate in the programme.

During our in-person visit, the Trust will provide meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Participants are asked to cover the costs of their own travel to central Vienna, though the Trust can write a letter to their headteacher, requesting that these be covered by their school’s CPD budget.

How to Apply

To register your interest in this course, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.using ‘Virtual Teacher Study Visit to Vienna’ as your subject. Please include in your email the age / subject you teach, where in the UK you are based, and what previous training you have undertaken with the Trust. 

Our teacher training programme is generously supported by the Wolfson Jewish Education Fund and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.