04 July 2014

Exhibitions in the Classroom workshops

SAHA hosted a series of Exhibitions in the Classroom (EITC) workshops on 1 and 2 July. The workshops were for educators and museums and respectively.

SAHA publishes a series of exhibition in the classroom guides which focus on how education, heritage and community organisations can use to educate people in their fields. The educator’s workshop focused on using SAHA's EITC booklets with their learners.
Participants were invited to engage with the exhibition material and examine the practical uses in the classrooms at their different schools.

The museums’ workshop was mainly to discuss how the exhibition material could be used in museums to engage students who visit the sites. It was also a discussion with the museum curators to look at how exercises in the booklet could be used at their sites to help students think more critically about the history of South Africa.

Janine Cohen, Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre project manager, who attended the exhibition in the classroom workshop, said she found the discussions to be insightful and interesting. “I think it’s really well done, congratulations,” said Cohen.

Belinda Hlaka – Operations Manager/Curator, City of Johannesburg Arts, Culture and Heritage Workers Museum said “I’m looking forward to having your exhibition in August in my museum”.

L-R teachers viewing the EITC display, workshops in action, museum staff viewing the display

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