From December 8th to 10th, 2011, a mixed group of teachers and trainees from different stages of teacher education (initial, second phase, in-service) met first at the Landesinstitut in Hamburg and at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp memorial study center, in order to continue a course titles “the presence of the past. Correct Commemoration?”, led by Lisa Rosa-Robra (Landesinstitut Hamburg) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Körber (Hamburg University).
The course initially started in May 2011 (26th to 28th) with a first 2 1/2-day-block, in which the mixed group explored the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial and focused on their own learning in this venture. For this, TeacMem methods like “mini exhibitions” and “stimulated recall” excercise were used in addition to project didactics.
In the second block in December, the participants developed teaching concepts for their respective classes. Both seminar-blocks were bound together by using a weblog titled “Projektseminar an der KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme”.