The main objective of the project is to inform students on a multifaceted basis about migration with a goal to break stereotypes, fear and hatred, and empower them to act responsibly towards the migration issue by promoting the concepts of solidarity (pragmatic-daily level), equality (political-ideological level) and the sameness (humanistic-universalist level) both within the school classes, the local environment and wider society.
The key activities of the project include the preparation, implementation and evaluation of 10 workshops in secondary schools throughout Slovenia, as well as the preparation of learning scenarios that will emerge from the needs and wishes of schools.
At least 10 migrants, refugees, asylum seekers as well as activist will be directly involved in the entire process of project preparation and implementation. The methods that will be used include: frontal teaching, “live library”, movie and video-clips projections with discussions, “game of privileges” and the game “local is global”.
The project is innovative because it complements the official educational process by enabling student to establish direct contact with migrants, refugees, asylum seekers thus encouraging them to free themselves from stereotypes, fear and hatred. Direct contact is also important because it encourages compassion, solidarity and tolerance towards “the others”. Also, it does not treat migrants, refugees and asylum seekers as passive objects of science, but actively involves them in the educational process, gives them voice and visibility and in this way acts emancipatory on them. The innovation of the project also lies in the fact that it does not just teach about migration, but develop various approaches through which students in a more plastic way get a picture of migrations as a phenomenon of modern society. In this way, the significance of migration is demystified as something bad, dirty, scary, and this phenomenon is given a different connotation as a phenomenon that is an integral part of this world.
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