Education Center for Resistance and Citizenship – Pedagogical service

Core features of the practice


  • Organisation:

    Institution name: Territoires de la Mémoire
    Institution type: Museum
    Institution URL: www.territoires-memoire.be
  • Format:

    Workshop, Extra-mural site visit, Exhibition, Instructional material
  • Target population:

    Students, Young people, Educators in formal settings, Civil society and non-profit leaders, General public/non-specialist audience
  • Cost (per practice):

    10-50 euros
  • Setting:

    Your institution, Other institution, School
  • Themes:

    Remembrance education and/or history education, Citizenship/democracy education, Xenophobia and other prejudices, Human rights/discrimination, Critical thinking
  • Core activities:

    Internet research, Group work, Group discussion, Written activity, Lecture

Additional information about the practice


    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Up to 5
  • Age of target population:

    19-25
  • Additional specifics:

    Educationally and socially disadvantaged groups:, public which have little access to culture
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    Established in the nineties by Belgian resistance survivors and belgian citizens, "Les Territoires de la Mémoire" is a memorial institution with numeral topics linked to citizenship and resistance nowadays. We use the past (World War II and the nazi ideology) as a tool to question our present. By doing this, we are approaching related topics such as : the different forms of resistance nowadays, the psychosocial mecanisms that lead to events such as the success of a racist and authoritarian ideology, racism/discrimination/racial prejudices/social stereotypes... The main objective of our exhibition "Plus jamais ça ! Parcours dans les camps nazis pour résister aujourd'hui", our "remembrance travels" (to former nazis concentration camps) and our daily work with groups of different social origins, is, by combining history, politics and culture, to bring our target population to think and improve the society we are living in and to fight far-right extremism
  • Materials used:

    Written or other published material, Material culture, i.e., physical object or setting, Audiovisual material, Online material, Craft supplies
    Link to the material: http://bit.do/Neveragain http://bit.do/Neveragainclip
  • Material produced:

    Written material, Instructional material, Audiovisual material
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    not applicable – specific to each group
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

    No
  • Accessibility and replicability

  • Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:

    French
  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:

    Yes
  • If yes, which type?:

    Formal educational training and/or certification

Qualitative Details


  • Has this practice been evaluated?

    Yes
  • How many times?:

    10
  • By whom?:

    Participants, Informal non-participant observer, Instructor delivering the practice, Internal evaluator, Formal external evaluator
  • By what means?:

    Informal verbal feedback, Formal verbal feedback, Qualitative written feedback
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Our main objectif is to make links between past and present. To achieve this goal, we analyse and we highlight the common points at very specific events and some actuals facts in our society. We obviously want to sharpen the critical spirit of our audience through our activities, so as to make them responsible and, above all, critical citizens. We want our audiences to be able to exercise their free will in all circumstances and to be aware of the perpetual evolution of the society around them.
  • Indicators of success:

    The constant evaluation between the instructor and the groups but also intern evaluation, between colleagues, let us know if and how our activities are affective according to our goals. We work with some partners since many years which reinforces our practices but that also pushes us to constantly challenge ourselves and evolve our processes. Another indicator lies in the fact that a group continues to work on a theme autonomously
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Nicolas Kurevic
    Email address: nicolaskurevic@territoires-memoire.be

Scalability

The RETHINK project is concerned with bridging formal and informal education. This section explores the factors that make a practice adaptable.


  • Key factors for successful implementation:

    Other factor – please specify, Our pedagogical materials are made to be used by teachers or trainers, sp we try to give them all the tools they require to get the job done.
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

    The challenge is to have a good pre-knowledge and then use it to create links (and not a comparison) with today's society.
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    We offer many and varied activities, so please contact us for more informations. Most of our activities are avaible in French, but our permanent exhibition called "Plus jamais ça! Parcours dans les camps nazis pour résister aujourd'hui" is also avaible for Dutch-speaking people.
  • Other comments or details:

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