03 August 2015

INVITATION: Educators' workshop on teaching the TRC

**this workshop was initially scheduled for Saturday 15 August 2015 but it will now be on Saturday 22 August 2015**

Drawing on the SAHA publications The battle against forgetting: human rights and the unfinished business of the TRC, Between lifeSAHA in the Classroom. Workshop 6 and death: stories from John Vorster Square, and the SAHA / SABC Truth Commission Special Report web portal, the aim of this workshop is to:

  • Empower history educators to critically examine the TRC and the role it played in healing South Africa and in nation-building.
  • Provide educators with a more in-depth understanding of the concepts, principles and workings of the TRC.
  • Build on educators' knowledge of the TRC through engagement with content and concept development, mastering skills of teaching, and exploring human values in order to promote a humane approach to teaching the TRC.
  • Engage with a variety of different sources, including written sources, cartoons, film and witnesses' testimonies.
  • Explore the moral lessons that can be learnt from the TRC process and consider the ongoing implications of the unfinished business of the TRC. Teachers will be encouraged to deal with topics sensitively in order to develop humane and aware learners.

Date: 22 August 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 9am - 1 pm
Venue: SAHA Offices at Constitution Hill (download directions in PDF)

Click here to RSVP online

You can also RSVP by phone on 011-718-2560 or by email to info@saha.org.zaAll workshops will be limited to 20 participants so it is very important to RSVP in order to reserve your space. 

Light refreshments are served at the workshops and educators who attend the workshops receive a workshop pack. 

SAHA's history education workshop programme has been funded largely by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.