During several hands-on, interactive workshop sessions, teachers will get to know different parts of the toolbox and be prepared to discuss the complex and sensitive topics addressed in the materials with their students. Using visible thinking routines, learners are challenged to discuss diversity and discrimination, to reflect on their own choices by getting to know the personal stories of their peers, and ultimately become empowered to actively speak out against discrimination.
Who is it for?
- Teachers (grade 7 – 10) who feel that their students need more opportunities to discuss and share their experiences and ideas on how to respond to the different forms of discrimination they encounter in their daily lives or in the media.
- Teachers who believe all students should understand some of the basic mechanisms involved in discrimination and be empowered to make a difference.
- Language teachers who value the opportunity to work with a multilingual tool available in English, Dutch, German, Hungary, Polish, Slovak and Ukrainian, that also brings in a diversity of experiences and view perspectives of learners from across Europe.
During interactive workshops teachers work together on the content of the learning paths, understanding the blended learning approach of the online tool and the way in which visible thinking routines have been integrated in the materials.
Teachers will be ready to choose which of the lessons in the following learning paths can be integrated into their lesson plan and will be ready to go!
- Learning path 1 – Seeing and being: Assumptions, identity, prejudices
- Learning path 2 – Facing discrimination: Mechanisms, young people’s experiences, everyday situations
- Learning path 3 – Life stories: Biographies, diversity, history
- Learning path 4 – Mastering the media: Stereotypes, propaganda
- Learning path 5 – Taking action: Social engagement, human rights, action