European synthesis on the experimentation of training modules combating hate speech and discriminations
The European project BRICkS– Building Respect on the Internet by Combating Hate Speech – aims to combat the spread of online hate speech against migrants and minorities through media literacy and active involvement of web users and web content producers. In this framework, four media education modules -one in each country involved in the project (Italy, Belgium, Germany and Czech Republic)- were designed to raise awareness about fighting online discriminations and hate speech. These training modules were implemented in schools and youth centers between September 2015 and November 2016.
This report provides a synthesis about the design and the experimentation process of these training modules in each national context. It has been elaborated thanks to the materials produced and also collected by each national team: modules description, logbooks from trainers or teachers, quantitative data, examples of students’ productions and finally, some pictures from the workshops.
The European synthesis on the training modules experimentation is structured in five parts. After introducing to the variety of contexts of experimentation, a general educational scenario will collect media education activities coming from the four training modules. Thereafter, an overview of the methodologies used and the topics addressed will complete the analysis of the training modules supplemented by some comments through the media education perspective. The third part of this report will summarize the most significant learning situations and the students’ participation during the experimental workshops. It will be followed by some suggestions coming from the students to fight online hate speech. Finally, some challenges and open issues will be identified before the final conclusion.
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