Teacher Education Welcome Page
For some, the Holocaust can be a daunting subject. It seems vast and complex and difficult to bring into the classroom. However, HETI is able to de-mystify it and make it accessible for teachers from any discipline so that they can bring it to their students with competence and confidence.
Teachers of English, RE, CSPE, History, Transition Year, Languages, Mathematics, Media Studies and more, have all participated in our teacher education programmes. All have benefitted from expanding their knowledge through insightful lectures, practical tuition and methodologies, and informative study visits.
Working with international Holocaust scholars and educators, HETI provides the information, tools and skills to enable teachers to address the Holocaust in a practical and constructive way. Excellent resource materials accompany all of our programmes and HETI educators are on hand to answer queries and to provide constant incremental support.
We try to make our programmes accessible to everyone but we do have to charge some fees. All of our teacher education programmes are highly subsidised and would cost considerably more without this financial support. Over the years, we have been able to facilitate payment by installments which has proved helpful. The Certificate in Holocaust Education (awarded by Trinity College Dublin) may qualify for the Teacher Fee Refund Scheme.
HETI programmes can be undertaken independently or as part of the Certificate in Holocaust Education. In August each year, Irish teachers have the opportunity to work with international scholars for three days on the Teaching the Holocaust programme. Study visits to Krakow, Berlin and Jerusalem all provide participants with the opportunity to develop a personal understanding of the Holocaust which they can share with their students and in their working environments.
Attending our HETI programmes can be stimulating, hard work, challenging and and fascinating. It is an opportunity to make new friends and to share a common interest in a very important subject.
We invite you to look at our programmes and contact the HETI office where we would be pleased to answer any queries.
Director of Education