Training Course: What Are U Laughing At
Description: By this project we aimed to make people aware of their subculture, their behavior towards differences, to raise awareness on their stereotypes and prejudices and spotlight when they discriminate others even unconsciously; to foster understanding how media affect their perspectives towards each other, how a joke can be discriminative even without knowing it. Then as next step, to turn it upside down, to use media as tool against discrimination, to use the popular tools what young people like nowadays for the sake of anti discrimination and even invent projects and build partnership around the topic as anti discrimination by the tool as media devices.
- To train youth workers and youth leaders on using media (jokes, short movies and advertisements) as tools on antidiscrimination;
- To make them aware of their own cultural background, and how it influences them towards different cultures;
- To foster understanding the reasons behind their reaction, stereotypes and prejudices, and to recognize discriminations around and by them;
- To learn usage of new media technology on antidiscrimination with for and by young people they work with.
The learning objectives were:
- To raise awareness on culture, cultural diversity and own cultural identity;
- To make assessment on stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination in general and self-assessment in personal and professional level in particular;
- To improve competences as usage of new modern technologies as tools for antidiscrimination;
- To be able to prepare, realize and evaluate jokes, short movies and advertisements on antidiscrimination;
- To create new partner network among organizations and invent together future projects.
The methodology of the training course:
The training course was built on the needs and expectations of our participants, so absolutely learner centered. During our training course, we improved communication skills, digital competences, cultural awareness and expression, management and organizational skills and self-esteem as attitude of our participants. The methods we used were self-assessment, theoretical and practical background, working in small groups, pairs, national and mixed groups, role plays, group building activities, research, creative and interactive methods.