Pedagogical Resources

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

    Seminar, Training, Exhibition
  • Target population:

    Students, Educators in formal settings
  • Cost (per practice):

  • Setting:

    Your institution, School, Outdoor urban location
  • Themes:

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

    Group work, Group discussion, Creative activity, Film viewing, Image analysis

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Up to 99
  • Age of target population:

    26+ years
  • Additional specifics:

    National/local specifities (e.g. activity targeted to Swedish school students), Professional background not listed in Q.4 (e.g., journalists):, School teachers
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    History of immigration in France, 1850-2010, focusing on stereotypes, xenophobia against foreigners and migrants, cultural diversity, understanding of the role of medias in circulating racist representations, and so on
  • Materials used:

    Material culture, i.e., physical object or setting, Audiovisual material, Online material
  • Material produced:

    Instructional material
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    Training of teachers through conferences of experts, workshops, guided tours of the exhibitions of the museum and outdoor. Production of pedagogical sequences online (encyclopedia, etc.)
  • Length of activity:

    5 to 8 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

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

  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:

  • If yes, which type?:

    Remembrance, history, or museum education

Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    Informal non-participant observer, Internal evaluator, Formal external evaluator
  • By what means?:

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

    Citizenship skills Critical thinking on immigration policies and history openess to cultural diversity engagement against extremism
  • Indicators of success:

    Quantifiable impact: visits to the museum, production of pupils on the theme of immigration, impact on school programs relating to immigration
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Mathias Dreyfuss
    Email address:


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:

    Subject expertise of presenter/instructor
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

    Impact on school programs of themes relating to immigration the ability of our training to give keys to decrypt media discourse and conspiracy-based views on immigration
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    Everything produced by the Pedagogical Dept is available for free online in French only
  • Other comments or details: