Programme Europe

Core features of the practice


  • Organisation:

    Institution name: RCN Justice et Démocratie
    Institution type: Non-profit organization
    Institution URL: rcn-ong.be
  • Format:

    Training, Workshop, Instructional material
  • Target population:

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

    Free
  • Setting:

    School
  • Themes:

    Remembrance education and/or history education, Citizenship/democracy education, Critical thinking
  • Core activities:

    Group work, Film viewing, Slide presentation

Additional information about the practice


    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Up to 14
  • Age of target population:

    16-18
  • Additional specifics:

    Race/ethnicity
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    On the basis of en educational kit named 'Si c'est là, c'est ici' (if it's there, it is here') which contains interviews (audiorecords) of people having survived genocides and mass murders in countries as Rwanda, Burundi, Cambodja, Congo en Bosnia, as well as perpetrators of those massacres in these countries, our pedagogical team goes to schools to sensitize youngsters on the mechanisms and processess that can lead to genocide and mass murder. Through memory education, we intervene making the context of those genocides known to the students and with an interactive methodology and participatory techniques, we make them critically think about the mechanisms and processess going on in their own society today such as discrimination, polarization, stereotypes, violent radicalization, and so on.
  • Materials used:

    Written or other published material, Audiovisual material, Online material, no
    Link to the material: http://bit.do/pedagocicaltoolkit
  • Material produced:

    Audiovisual material
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    We use the popular education methodology as well as participatory techniques
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

    No
  • Accessibility and replicability

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

    Dutch, French
  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:

    Yes
  • If yes, which type?:

    Remembrance, history, or museum education

Qualitative Details


  • Has this practice been evaluated?

    Yes
  • How many times?:

    10
  • By whom?:

    Participants, Formal external evaluator
  • By what means?:

    Qualitative written feedback
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Awareness of the underlying mechanisms that can lead to mass murder en genocide, critical and ethical thinking
  • Indicators of success:

    We have repeated demands of schools after they have had an intervention of our team.
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Carla Sandoval
    Email address: carla.sandoval@rcn-ong.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:

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

    knowing the base guidelines of a good memory education
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    Education kit 'Si c'est là, c'est ici' containing audio of 11 interviews of people having survived genocide and 8 interviews of perpetrators of genocide, and educational information about the different countries, available in Dutch and French.
  • Other comments or details:

    no