Reflective Dialogue

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: Competence Centre for Prevention and Empowerment of the Central Board of Jewish Welfare in Germany (ZWST)
    Institution type: NGO
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

    Seminar, Training, Workshop
  • Target population:

    Students, Young people, Educators in formal settings, Educators in non-formal settings, Police or other law enforcement population
  • Cost (per practice):

    Not applicable
  • Setting:

    Your institution
  • Themes:

    Remembrance education and/or history education, Antisemitism, Racism, Human rights/discrimination, Radicalization prevention
  • Core activities:

    Group work, Image analysis

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Up to 25
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    National/local specifities (e.g. activity targeted to Swedish school students), Professional background not listed in Q.4 (e.g., journalists):, • Civil society and non-profit leaders (e.g., community advocates; foundation / association leaders; trade unionists) • Families
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    Antisemitism in its complexity, modern day antisemitism, focusing on personal experience of discrimination, reflecting on the role of one’s identity and biography in the socio-political context as well as changing automatized patterns of thought and behavior, aiming at long-term practical support.
  • Materials used:

    Written or other published material, Material culture, i.e., physical object or setting, Audiovisual material
    Link to the material:
  • Material produced:

    Not applicable
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    Project-own approach to a self-reflexive and dialogical treatment of discrimination phenomena. The Competence Centre offers its expertise on relevant topics (currently, for instance, antisemitism in schools) in the form of trainings, symposia and expert discussions, which address decision-makers, multipliers, academics, practitioners and affected persons. Thereby, it contributes significantly to increasing sensitivity and competence in dealing with antisemitism.
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

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

    English, German, Other
  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:

  • If yes, which type?:

    Other, both Remembrance, history, or museum education and Experience with public engagement, community work, or grassroots activism

Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    Participants, Internal evaluator, Formal external evaluator
  • By what means?:

    Qualitative written feedback, Quantitative survey
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Critical thinking, awareness of one’s own sense of identity and biography in reflecting discriminatory practices, being able to challenge pedagogical hesitance to stimulate critical reflection where defense tends to predominate.
  • Indicators of success:

    Our programs are constantly evaluated by our participants from various fields of practice (e.g. social work, education, police). The results prove the aptitude of the pedagogical method for a diverse target population. Participants value that contents and priorities of each seminar are tailored to their most pressing practical issues. This allows for an immediate transfer of the learnings into the participant's practice.
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Romina Wiegemann
    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:

    Not applicable as our programs are directed primarily at multipliers with the aim of raising awareness and providing new qualifications in the field of antisemitism, racism and discrimination prevention
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    German/ English
  • Other comments or details: