Memory spaces as resources for a civic, critical and transformative education

Virtual workshop | Campus UB
  • This new course co-organized by the EUROM and the ICE-UB seeks to offer keys to teachers, heritage educators, technicians and touristic guides on how to use memory spaces as resources to enhance meaningful learning while promoting a democratic, reflective and critical citizenship;  
  • Conceived from a European perspective, it will allow participants to approach memory spaces and emblematic national and international institutions and learn from the experience of their professionals;
  • There are 30 vacancies available and the online registration is open until October 3.


  • Develop the capacities to design and execute proposals for civic, critical and transformative education around memory spaces and historical memory.
  • Understand and deepen the basic concepts linked to educational work around historical memory and memory spaces.
  • Incorporate pedagogical resources and strategies that promote the civic, critical and transformative nature of educational proposals around memory spaces.
  • Approach memory spaces and emblematic national and international institutions to inspire us and learn from the experience of their professionals.
  • Generate spaces for dialogue between participants and speakers.
  • Analyze reference educational experiences that are carried out in different national and international memory spaces.
  • Encourage collaborative work between professionals from different fields and nationalities.


  • Historical memory and memory spaces.
  • Heritage Education. Resources and strategies to promote critical and transformative civic education through spaces of memory.
  • Didactics of the heritage of the conflict and culture of Peace. Building from wounds.
  • The spaces of historical memory from a European perspective.
  • Learning from one practical example: La Model former prison in Barcelona.


The methodology is based on active didactics and will seek to promote meaningful learning in the participants, while adapting the contents and practices of the course to their interests and needs. A spiral curriculum will be followed to allow participants to delve deeper into the different topics through the interrelationship and practical application of the theoretical knowledge covered throughout the sessions. To this end, reflection and debate will be enhanced throughout the reading of theoretical references, the contributions of the speakers, and the analysis of real experiences, all the while proposing activities that allow reformulation of previous knowledge and consolidation of new ones.

The course is based on a Moodle workspace that will allow access to materials and activities, as well as communication tools. Four of the five sessions will be held online via the Zoom platform. They will combine theory and practice, in such a way that participants can consolidate the content provided by experts from different areas through dynamics and exercises. These will contribute to developing their abilities towards the final goal: designing a didactic unit or activity based on a memory space that motivates your students and encourages their participation and critical thinking. The last session will be in-person, with a site visit to La Model former prison in Barcelona, where participants will get to know in first-hand the memorial proposal in order to take it as a source of inspiration for the final work.


Teachers of all stages, professionals in heritage education, technicians in the educational field, guides, and educational agents in general.

Calendar and schedule

Wednesday 5 October, from 16:00 to 18:00 (online)
Monday 17 October, from 16:00 to 18:00 (online)
Wednesday 2 November, 16:00 to 18:00 (online)
Wednesday 16 November, 16:00 to 18:00 (online)
Wednesday, November 30, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (in person)


25 total hours (11 assistance and 14 independent work)


  • Virtual campus of the University of Barcelona
  • La Model former prison

Working languages

Catalan and French

Certification requirements

Attendance at 80% of the face-to-face hours and pass the final work



Registration period

From September 19 to October 3, 2022



Oct-Nov, 2022

Other partners

  • Universitat de Barcelona – IDP-Ice
  • La Model espai Memorial – Regidoria de Memòria Democràtica de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • Memorial du Camp de Rivesaltes
  • Ruta al Exilio
  • Associació Memòria Soterrada
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