Stéréotypes et préjugés (“Stereotypes and Prejudices”)

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

  • Target population:

    Students, Young people
  • Cost (per practice):

    51-100 euros
  • Setting:

    Your institution
  • Themes:

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

    Group work, Group discussion, Image analysis

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Up to 34
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    National/local specifities (e.g. activity targeted to Swedish school students), Race/ethnicity
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    Deciphering the mechanisms of upcoming and diffusion of negative representations of the Other, focusing on antisemitism and racism, engaging with Jewish history.
  • Materials used:

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

    Written material
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    1. Welcome session: defining the meaning of "prejudice" and "stereotype" through different games. 2. Guided tour of the museum focusing on the representation of Jews through history. 3. Workshop: deciphering stereotypes through racist representation in contemporary art. Three contemporary photographic works are analyzed using an analysis sheet.
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 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?

  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    A critical approach of racist representations, the ability to evaluate a stereotyped representation, the fight against discrimination.
  • Indicators of success:

    Repeat demand, interactive pedagogical method.
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Raffaella Russo-Ricci
    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:

    The project is an excellent tool to deal with central civics questions such as the fight against discrimination, racism and antisemitism. It has to be included in a larger pedagogical program by the teacher.
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    Online ( educational package (French, PDF).
  • Other comments or details:

    The project received the Best Practice Commendation of the Committee for Education and Cultural Action of the International Coucil of Museums CECA-ICOM in 2015.