Remembrance
International conference
 

International conference of Erasmus+ project – Intellectual Outputs O1

“Remembrance – Totalitarianism in Europe and Historical Consciousness in a European Context – Improving Student Learning Motivation in History Through ICT”

SemaraH Hotel Lielupe SPA | 2.06.2017.

On 2 June 2017, the final international conference organised by Jūrmalas Valsts ģimnāzija in the framework of the Erasmus+ project “Remembrance – Totalitarianism in Europe and Historical Consciousness in a European Context – Improving Student Learning Motivation in History Through ICT” took place in SemaraH Hotel Spa Lielupe.

The conference was attended by over 100 delegates from State gymnasiums, schools, various public and professional organisations, employees of Jūrmala City Council and Education Board as well as foreign guests from Estonia, Lithuania, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Slovakia and education experts from Portugal.

Māra Vidnere, a professor of psychology presented her research “Traumatic Experience of the Repressed Persons of Latvia as Historical Consciousness Phenomenon” and a historian and teacher Valdis Klišāns, M.A., presented a paper “Young People’s Awareness of Totalitarianism and its History in the Eastern European Countries”.

The delegates had an opportunity to participate in four workshops led by the Latvian and foreign teachers and history experts Danute Grīnfelde, M.A. (History Teachers’ Association, Latvia), Dāvis Pumpuriņš, M.A. (Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Latvia), Dr. Wim Kratsborn (the Netherlands) and Hugo Verkest, M.Ed. (VIVES University College, Belgium).

An interesting comparison of the Baltic States, various perceptions, national identity and stereotypes was presented by Kristi Koiv (Ph.D.), a professor at the University of Tartu in her presentation “A Look into the Future – Attitude of the Young People in the Baltics to Migration”.

Video

Sandra Rone, Jūrmalas Valsts ģimnāzija (Latvia)

Sandra Rone, Dr.paed., Principal of Jūrmalas Valsts ģimnāzija, opened the conference and provided an overview of the project aims, activities and outcomes. 

Valdis Klišāns, History Teachers’ Association (Latvia)

Valdis Klišāns, M.A. (History Teachers’ Association, Latvia) “Young People’s Awareness of Totalitarianism and its History in the Eastern European Countries”

Maciej Madeksza, Karol Choragiewski, XII Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Olsztynie (Poland)

Erasmus+ and ICT (Maciej Madeksza, Karol Choragiewski, XII Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Olsztynie, Poland

PhD Kristi Koiv, University of Tartu, Institute of Education (Estonia)

Kristi Koiv, PhD, University of Tartu, Institute of Education (Estonia) – “A Look into the Future – Attitude of the Young People in the Baltics to Migration”

Dr. habil. psych., Dr. oec. Māra Vidnere (Latvia)

Māra Vidnere, Dr. habil. psych., Dr. oec. (Latvia) “Traumatic Experience of the Repressed Persons of Latvia as Historical Consciousness Phenomenon”

Performance

Two plays “Incinerated Books” (Birstonas Gymnasium, Lithuania) and “Just One Moment and…” (Jūrmalas Valsts ģimnāzija, Latvia) showed historic events from a different perspective. The Lithuanian students vividly portrayed deportations to Siberia during the Soviet times, whereas students from Latvia offered a journey back in time to 1941 when repression against Jewish people took place.

Performance "Just One Moment and..."

Jūrmalas Valsts ģimnāzija (Latvia)

Performance “Incinerated Books”

Birstonas Gymnasium (Lithuania)

Exhibition

Mag.paed., EFIAP Zigurds Bilzonis (Latvia)

Photo gallery