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My Former Life - Trainer (Blackburn)

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Blackburn Central Library

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Blackburn

BB2 1AG

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My Former Life: trainer is a training programme and package for educators, building on the existing film and resource.

My former life is a multimedia education resource based on a documentary about four former extremists. The film and accompanying resource explore the formers’ personal and political motivations for getting involved in violent conflict, the consequences of their actions, and their departure from a life of extremism. My Former Life combines the exploration of real-life stories with interactive and participatory exercises designed to raise self-awareness. This approach empowers participants to internalise the learning and develop personal strategies to develop their skills in building awareness of and resistance to destructive ideologies.

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?

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 film and resource;
  • An overview of the educational and pedagogical approach utilised within the resources;
  • Best practices for the delivery of the film and resource;
  • 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 My former life 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.
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