The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe invites teachers from Wrocław to a seminar on the tool of anti-discrimination education "Stories that Move". The seminar will be held as part of the Johanneum Novum project on 31st August 2021 from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. in the outbuilding at 81 Romualda Traugutta Street in Wrocław.
Stories that Move is an online platform with a set of interactive tools for education against discrimination in the form of multilingual hybrid teaching materials (www.storiesthatmove.org).
During the seminar, participants will be presented with the tool and how to use it in class while working with students, as well as the pedagogical approach and methods supporting teachers in conversations on difficult topics related to discrimination.
Anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia and other types of discrimination are present in Europe today and affect the lives of young people in all corners of the globe. The online toolkit called Stories that Move requires students to think critically about diversity and discrimination, as well as stimulates reflection on their own attitude and the choices resulting from it, and offers school teachers and educators in the field of non-formal education a modern set of tools developed by experienced a team of educators from all over Europe.
The kit consists of ready-made educational paths connecting information, tasks to be done independently and stories from the lives of people experiencing discrimination. In short videos, young people share their stories, both positive and experiences of exclusion, discrimination and hate crime. These moving and understandable stories are the starting point for a reliable diagnosis of various issues related to the phenomenon of discrimination.
The multilingualism of the tool (the website is available in seven languages: Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Slovak, Dutch) allows you to use it during foreign language lessons.
The project is the winner of the Comenius EduMedia award in 2018 for excellent teaching materials. The jury of experts praised the effective use of interactive and audiovisual media that allow young Europeans to think about prejudices, stereotypes, discrimination and online media, enabling teachers to address problems and encouraging young people to take action.