Undoubtedly, the Holocaust is one of the darkest chapters in recent human history, albeit not the only one. Teaching about such atrocities is not easy and educators often face challenges in dealing with such issues in the classroom. However, teaching “about” is not enough, educators have the added responsibility to teach for the prevention of such atrocities. This training module explores the problems related to teaching about and for prevention. It explores ways in which teachers can provide information about causes, contexts and consequences of the Nazi regime so that such atrocities are prevented in the future. The activities in this training module encourage participants to engage in critical and reflective thinking about dark episodes in human history in order to educate for prevention.
This training module includes a total of eleven activities organised into three subsections. Each subsection can be used independently.
This training resource was developed as part of the Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe during the “train the trainer” module on the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity (PREV2) held in 2016/2017.
To cite this resource: Lapitskaya, I. (2017). From reflection to action: critical thinking approach to education for prevention of radicalization and crimes against humanity. In Council of Europe Pestalozzi Programme Training Units.