What is CHANGE about?
CHANGE aims to encourage you to practise critical thinking regarding the subject of refuge/migration, to distinguish facts from opinions and to recognise prejudices and denigrations. In this way, you will be able to make your own well-founded judgments.
CHANGE wants to give you meaningful knowledge, experiences and encounters, and last but not least a change of perspective.
CHANGE supports you in moving from knowledge to action: In self-organised actions, you can contribute to a society in which refugees can participate and in which we all live together.
The course is divided into 6 stages:
In stage 1you become aware of your own value orientations and experiences with the topic of refuge and migration and develop relevant questions - and become curious and open for the issue.
In stage 2you practise how to critically process information and how to acquire knowledge about the issue of refuge and migration.
In Stage 3you have the opportunity to put yourself in the shoes of refugees and thereby gain meaningful knowledge and empathy – through testimonies and, if possible, through a real encounter.
In stage 4you practise how to make well-founded judgments and represent them in confrontation with others.
In stage 5you learn to deal with prejudices and denigration.
In Stage 6you recognize your possibilities and realistic starting points for action.
In each of these stages there are several exercises and activities (steps).
- For many of these steps there are worksheets with tasks, questions and information for you that your teacher will introduce.
- There are also worksheets with reflective tasks for the stages. They should help you to keep your experiences and insight and to use them for the following actions.