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Extreme Dialogue - Trainer (Central Manchester)

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Methodist Church

Oldham Street

Manchester

M1 1JQ

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Extreme Dialogue is a unique set of short films and education resources featuring the stories of real people impacted by violent extremism, which aims to help young people develop essential critical thinking skills in the face of the threat from violent extremist propaganda and recruitment.

The education resources (available via the project’s website) provide tools for teachers, youth and community workers in the Manchester City area, helping them to open-up vital discussions with young people.

Who is it for?
  • Teachers and professionals from schools and colleges, from one or many institution(s) at a time
  • Up to 25 per cohort
How does it work?
  1. half day workshop at school, sixth form or external venue

The Programme will be participatory in its nature enabling attendees to experience and explore the materials first hand, as is the way we invite young people to partake. Activities will include:

  • An introduction to the project and the films and resources;
  • An overview of the educational and pedagogical approach utilised within the resources;
  • Best practices for the delivery of the films and resources;
  • A practical run-through of various exercises and activities;
  • Safeguarding issues and answering difficult questions;
  • Feedback and evaluation

The sessions will also provide an opportunity to answer questions about the project, films and resources, and participants will also receive additional materials and guidance on how to successfully deliver the Extreme Dialogue resources to young people.

ACTIVITIES include:

  • Exercises – interactive roleplay activities and problem solving games followed by patient processing of analysing their own and others behaviour and thinking.
  • Multimedia – using different multimedia to explore this topic.
  • Dialogue – with each other, with their teachers, with Foundation facilitators, on controversial issues from prejudice and discrimination to violent extremism.
    • Challenge prejudice constructively – recognising the breeding ground for ideas that can lead to divided groups and communities; how to challenge and counter this in practice and through the curriculum.
    • Conflict Resolution – learn techniques that can help to promote constructive confrontation of the issues rather than dodging the subject.
    • Countering extreme ideas and narratives – acquiring techniques and methods.
    • Managing the unexpected – conversations or incidents of challenging or concerning behaviour that arise during the day-to-day.
    • Opening a dialogue challenging prejudice constructively without just shutting sensitive discussions down and developing ideas and content to help ‘counter’ and introduce alternatives to ways of thinking.
    • Planning for future dialogue – building difficult conversations into curricula or sessions.

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