Education: How it Works

Education

How it Works

Students' Experience

Students first follow the Essentials of Dialogue course, and then put the knowledge, skills, and competencies that they have developed into practice through videoconferences and online dialogue with their peers across the world.

Videoconferences enable classrooms to speak to other students across the world, including in conflict zones. Our trained facilitators manage the flow of discussion, ask questions, and encourage the use and development of the four key skills of dialogue: insight, explaining, questioning, and reflecting. We provide technical support, and connect schools through an online video collaboration service. Students' often life-changing experiences of videoconferences break down religious and cultural prejudices, reducing the risk of conflict and the development of extremist narratives.

Our moderated online learning community allows students to maintain connections and engage in dialogue once videoconferences are over. This secure website allows students to use forums, blogs, and instant messaging. We encourage students to comment on one another's work, and focus on using the four key skills of dialogue.

Support for Teachers

We provide straightforward and simple classroom activities that help students to approach diversity in an open-minded way, and to learn the skills of dialogue.

Resources

Working with specialists, we have developed flexible teaching modules that can be incorporated into existing curricula, and that suit a range of educational systems. We provide straightforward and simple classroom activities that help students to approach diversity in an open-minded way, and to learn the skills of dialogue.

Tools

We provide an intuitive toolset which supports you though the process of preparing and evaluating your students. Our online learning community provides a simple overview of students' activities, allows the booking of team activities, and helps to manage workflow.

Training

Workshops provide in-depth expert training, whilst professional development videoconferences give teachers the opportunity to share their experiences and good practice. Our dedicated Generation Global team will help you with online enquiries, and a number of helpdesks, including one in Arabic.

Policy and Advocacy

We work closely with governments, for example providing advice and guidance on using education to help prevent extremism. Through formal agreements, and working in partnership to embed the programme's values, methods, and resources within their national curricula, we help countries to protect future generations from radicalisation.

We believe that governments and international institutions should incorporate the values of Generation Global into their education systems. If taken to scale in this way, the power of education to tackle extremist narratives would be transformational. Through Generation Global and our global commitment campaign, we advocate for governments to run pilot programmes in cross-cultural education with the aim of reducing extremism.