In European societies, more and more characterized by migration, the fight against racist and xenophobic attitudes produced through and reflected in hostile communication strategies is a key challenge for democracy and civil life.
Despite the EU recommendations against hate speech and racist discrimination as well as anti-discrimination legislation in force in EU Member States, there is still a fundamental problem in preventing and contrasting forms of racism and xenophobia and racist hate-communication.
In this respect, usually only verbal messages are considered, while the force of visual, non-verbal and paraverbal messages is neglected or underestimated.
DAY 1 (7 hrs)
WELCOMING PARTICIPANTS AND INTRODUCTION OF FACILITATORS AND PARTICIPANTS
PRESENTING THE PROGRAMME
MY LEARNING PROCESSES – Understanding ourselves and each other as learners so as to work better as a team
AGREEING ON LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND OBJECTIVES
INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE (exercise)
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION EXERCISE (active listening)
DAY 2 (7 hrs)
OUR BASIC COMMUNICATION CONCEPT
4 levels of communication:
visual (images, colours, forms, symbols)
verbal (words and discourses)
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION EXERCISE (controversial dialogue)
TRANSFORMING NEGATIVE MESSAGES INTO POSITIVE MESSAGES (exercise)
DAY 3 (7 hrs)
FROM RACIST HATE SPEECH TO RACIST HATE COMMUNICATION
IDENTIFYING STEREOTYPES & PREJUDICES IN EVERYDAY COMMUNICATION (exercise)
everyday language use and critical vocabulary
critical visual elements
critical nonverbal & para-verbal elements
IDENTIFYING STEREOTYPES & PREJUDICES IN LEGAL TEXTS
INTRODUCING ANALYSIS GUIDELINES
How we can analyse racist messages and how we can contrast them by creating anti-racist messages
COMMUNICATION PRACTISES - NEGATIVE & POSITIVE EXAMPLES
DAY 4 (7 hrs)
COMMUNICATION PRACTISES - NEGATIVE & POSITIVE EXAMPLES
Advertising Pictures Analysis
Advertising Videos Analysis
DAY 5 (7 hrs)
PREPARATION OF EXHIBITION
REFLECTION WORK FOR FOLLOW-UP:
transfer examples to everyday life and work environment
elaboration of dissemination and exploitation plan
SELF-ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS ACQUIRED
WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE: FEEDBACK & EVALUATION
DAY 6 (5 hrs)
EXHIBITION OF WORKS PRODUCED
NETWORKING WITH LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS
VISITS RELEVANT LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
The educational methodology is learner-centred and problem-oriented taking into account
- the learners’ preferences to learn (through an innovative approach called Let-Me-Learn Process): the sessions will be delivered using a variety of Learning Patterns, thus catering for the diversity of all participants.
- their learning needs and expectations.
For this purpose, we:
- organise pre-workshop skype sessions to adjust to participants’ needs and expectations
- hold dynamic and interactive feedback sessions (collecting impressions, feelings, suggestions by means of flipcharts, memos, video recordings…) during the workshop in order to constantly adjust to participants’ progress and evolving expectations
- distribute written feedback questionnaires after the workshop in order to accompany participants in their dissemination and exploitation plans based on their personal portfolio prepared during the workshop
Our informal and non-formal teaching/learning methodology is based on the Let Me Learn Process. This is a process which takes into account the learner’s diversity and their modality of approaching learning situations depending on their learning patterns. Participants will be asked to fill in a questionnaire and will be guided to complete a learner profile. This profile will then be used to provide awareness to the participants as well as to the course provider in the delivery of the training sessions.
Target Group(s) :
- Professionals from legal and law enforcement sectors
- Professionals working in the migration sector
- Professionals from the media sectors
- Government & Policy Makers
- Public officers from Regional & Local Authorities
- School teachers & Staff: secondary level
- Adult educators
- University students, teachers & staff
- Anyone interested in the topic
The learning outcomes are evaluated through a self-assessment and validation system based on the LEVEL5 approach.
Intercultural awareness, Communication, Creativity, Ctitical thinking
Non-formal adult training, Identifying what have to be changed and development of action plans, Professional development
The LEVEL5 approach foresees a certificate in which the participant’s learning outcome and progress are described and graphically represented.
Further to this participants will receive a Certificate of attendance.
In addition, participants will receive a personal certificate of awareness in the Let Me Learn Process.
Competence Oriented Approach:
The learner is competent in interacting with people in order to establish a relationship of respect and avoid any form of xenophobic and racist communication, i.e. hate-communication motivated by xenophobia and/or racism.
In particular, the learner is able to recognise not only explicit forms of racist and xenophobic communication practices but also implicit forms. In this way, the learner develops the necessary skills to produce an anti-racist and anti-xenophobic communication, that is respectful, inclusive and welcoming. The learner is able to explain and use different communication levels (verbal, paraverbal, non-verbal and visual messages) and to distinguish between communicative techniques, procedures and strategies according to different situations and contexts. The learner is competent in communicating with people with culturally (and socially) different habits, behaviour models, values and mental representations. In brief, the learner is able to sustain constructive and productive anti-xenophobic and anti-racist, i.e. anti-hate communication.
Furthermore, the learner is able as well to transfer the approach to other persons.
The learners will reflect on how to apply the learning outcomes in his/her everyday life and professional contexts.
Blended Learning Modalities:
multiple learning modalities will be implemented:
online learning events and assignments through the RADAR platform before, during and after the workshop: http://lnx.radar.communicationproject.eu/web/htdocs/radar.communicationproject.eu/home/dokeos/
brainstorming and focus-group
interactive peer-to-peer learning
role-playing and simulations
best practice case-studies
outdoor field observation
project based working
multimedia and web resources
self and group assessment and evaluation
implementation of an exhibition of participants’ works to show in a final conference to a wider public
European Dimension Guaranteed:
The workshop we are proposing originates from a European project named RADAR – Regulating AntiDiscrimination and AntiRacism (financially supported during 2014-2016 by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme JUST/2013/FRAC/AG/6271; http://win.radar.communicationproject.eu/web/).
The learning material and the core programme of the workshop, regarding the intercultural dimension of hate and anti-hate communication, has been worked out, tested and validated in six different EU countries: Finland, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, and the UK.
We pay attention to include in the workshop as many different nationalities as possible from both EU member states as well as third-country nationals residing in the EU.
KEY&KEY itself is a multi-national/cultural team.
We use methodologies which have been tested internationally, such as the "Let Me Learn Process" and the "Level5".
Date/s of the Course:
- from 2020-05-09 to 2020-05-15
Name of the organising institute:
Key & Key Communications
Where to apply:
+39 347 678 5312 (whatsapp)
- Gabriella B. KLEIN firstname.lastname@example.org
- Koffi M. DOSSOU email@example.com
- John L. DENNIS firstname.lastname@example.org