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1   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
What Does It Take to Engage Our Students?
Studies suggest that even when students have above-average intelligence and come from families of high socioeconomic status, they will experience increased anxiety and anger and decreased academic achievement when they feel disengaged from learning. All the more astonishing is that engagement in learning is on the steady decline from entry into kindergarten and through high school, with children sometimes showing signs of disengagement as early as first grade. How do we take this ivory tower research and make sense of it within our Jewish educational system? How can we provide a Jewish education that fosters engagement, enthusiasm, psychological investment, rather than compliance – or even worse – rejection?
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 13, 2017
2   |   From section Formal Education
A ‘Dybbuk Model’ for Holocaust Pedagogy: The Case of the Distribution of Ka-Tzetnik’s Books
Between 1990 and 2001, the Israeli Ministry of Education freely distributed to students countless copies of the books written by Holocaust author Ka-Tzetnik. This educational project has never been researched and, despite its magnitude and uniqueness, it has abruptly disappeared from public awareness as if it had never been carried out. The motivations that stand behind this initiative and the lessons it teaches about Holocaust pedagogy are the focus of this article.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 6, 2017
3   |   From section Conferences & Events
Center for Judaic Studies Seminar in Hebrew Pedagogy
The 2017 (October 20-22) Seminar in Hebrew Pedagogy of the University of Denver & Middlebury Language Schools is a weekend seminar on topics in Hebrew language pedagogy, featuring national scholars from a variety of specializations. The seminar’s theme this year is The Hebrew Lesson Plan: Maximizing Acquisition and Culture-Based Pedagogy. Some hands-on workshops/small groups’ work are planned during the seminar. Depending on the number of registrants and the age groups they teach, the presentations and the workshops will be tailored to address varied needs. As in past seminars, the objective of the seminar is to provide you with practical tools that can be applied to and incorporated into the classroom following the seminar.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 5, 2017
4   |   From section Learning Resources
Education with NLI (National Library of Israel)
Education with NLI (National Library of Israel) is a core project of Gesher L'Europa, a joint initiative of the National Library of Israel and the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe. The National Library of Israel houses millions of cultural and traditional treasures that should be shared with educators and learners throughout the Jewish world.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 17, 2017
5   |   From section Learning Resources
IWitness360 – The Power of Testimony and Virtual Reality
IWitness360 brings together individual testimonies and virtual reality (VR) film to promote empathy, among other positive educational outcomes. IWitness testimony-based activities and resources are effective in building the capacity for empathy, deepening learning, developing digital literacy skills and enhancing educational outcomes. Emerging VR research points to VR films as also having the potential to increase empathy. New IWitness360 activities are being developed to explore the combined power of testimony and VR to increase empathy and achieve other Social Emotional Learning outcomes.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 17, 2017
6   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Theocracy and Pedagogy: Public Education in a “Postsecular” Israel
The return of religion and religiosity, on almost all social, cultural, and political fronts, has informed the academic agenda of the last decade. It is marked by a growing scholarly use of the concept of the “postsecular.” Against this background, this article brings the concept of the postsecular to bear on the transformation of contemporary Jewish national education in Israel. Its main argument is that the arrangements currently on display between secular and sacral notions in national Jewish education illustrate the rise of a new theocratic vision for Israel. This neoreligious thrust challenges the former interplay between secular and religious notions, which has served as the basis for Jewish national (i.e., Zionist) education. The article also places the notion of a postsecular emergent society within a particular social and political context, pointing to a broader and much richer phenomenon than hitherto suggested.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: July 18, 2017
7   |   From section Formal Education
From Convincing to Understanding: Developing Dispositions of Torah Study
Author Lisa Exler
Nearly one year ago, Mechon Hadar, in partnership with Beit Rabban Day School, released the Standards for Fluency in Jewish Text and Practice, as an attempt to contribute to the answer to this question. This educational resource paints a portrait of fluency for students in nursery through eighth grade – articulating skills to be developed, defining a canon of texts to be mastered, and formulating dispositions to be cultivated so that students can grow into empowered Jewish adults who can carry Torah into the future.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 21, 2017
8   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Teaching the Holocaust Through Film
Feature films are one of the most powerful tools in a history teacher's arsenal and also one of the most misused. Many of the films shown by teachers are appropriate for teaching content and also serve to engage students. Some of the most popular films used by teachers are Glory (1989), Dances with Wolves (1990), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and All Quiet on the Western Front (1979). One film that has been very popular in classes is Schindler's List (1993). In this article, I discuss appropriate criteria for choosing films for teaching about the Holocaust, and suggest other films that are appropriate and effective pedagogical tools.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 7, 2017
9   |   From section Conferences & Events
Academic – Pedagogic Seminar for European Jewish Educators
The Herzog College in The Etzion Bloc invites Jewish teachers and school principals from all over Europe to participate in our summer seminar in Vienna on July 16-24, 2017. This seminar is the first step in implementing our broad vision creating an academic credited program for Diaspora teachers. The seminar is aimed at enriching the participants' toolbox in teaching Judaism and pedagogy. Academic credits will be awarded to seminar participants who complete course requirements. The seminar will be held at Maria – Theresia's Castle in English and French as well as in Ivrit subject to demand.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 21, 2017
10   |   From section In-Service Training
Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings
We are delighted to invite you to participate in our introduction to Facing History and Ourselves' summer seminar, Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings. In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 29, 2017
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