This module will give you an overview of the topic discrimination starting from definitions of the term ‘discrimination’. We will provide relatable examples from everyday life, which might be familiar, taking also into consideration situations in an educational context. The aim is to raise your awareness regarding this topic and encourage you to reflect on your own behaviour and teaching. In order to see what the EU is doing against discrimination, we will give you an outline on anti-discrimination legislation. At the end, we will see how this is enforced in practice and where to turn for advice and support in case of discrimination.
Expected learning outcomes – after completing the module:
- Raised awareness about the topic of discrimination
- Ability to reflect on the own behaviour in everyday situations and ability to work on behavioural patterns
- Ability to recognise discrimination especially in educational contexts
- Ability to abstract from exemplary situations how to react in cases of discrimination or where to turn towards
- Knowledge about the regulations and legislation on anti-discrimination on EU level
The following things would be helpful for making the most of this module, but they are not obligatory requirements:
- experience in teaching or training a group of adult learners
- experience in teaching or training a group of diverse learners (e.g. different educational backgrounds, migratory backgrounds, people with disabilities, etc.)
Food for Thought
- In which situations did you observe discrimination in your teaching/training context? Was it a situation between learners or was a teacher/trainer involved?
- Reflect on your own teaching/training – in which way could you integrate knowledge on discrimination into your lessons to make your learners more aware?
- Have you experienced discrimination by yourself? In which context? Would you react differently today thinking about the situation?
Have a look at the following visual story on the topic discrimination developed by the Visual Journalism Team at Deutsche Welle, which includes people sharing their personal stories:
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Suggested Reading & Resources
Module in a Nutshell
- What is discrimination?
- How to recognize discrimination
- Reflecting on own behaviours
- Knowing about EU measures for anti-discrimination
- Where to guide people affected by discrimination looking for support
A challenge with diverse situations where the learners need to recognize discrimination. In addition, there could be some simple questions regarding the theoretical part (definition, EU legislation, etc.)
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