The Students of the Tel Aviv Youth University – a project which enables periphery high-school students to take academic courses on the university – have explored the future society. Representing the young generation perspective, they pointed out dilemmas and issues that they’ll present as a challenge to the decision-makers, locally and globally.
The first phase was a journey of learning and researching various problems related to the current reality and the future of the Israeli society, through tours and lectures in a variety of subjects.
The young students were discussing gender issues. They were inspired by the Israeli LGBT community’s protest – demanding equal surrogacy rights for gay men – and asked: “Why are we being indoctrinated to use stereotypes from an early age?”
They have decided to deliver the message “No one has the right to tell me whom to love”.
During the second phase of the activity, the students received practical tools that enabled them to learn different ways to express their opinions, engage large audiences and reach decision makers like lectures about social activity, lobbying, media workshops and more.
With that knowledge on their mind, the young students wrote down a brief for their campaign: they explained the issue, its relevance to the future society, and the ways that they were willing to act.
Then they started to film a short commercial to express their message. You can watch the result here:
A major milestone for The Tel Aviv Summer University program was achieved as the young students presented their projects in their graduation ceremony. The program was led by Dr. Tal Soffer, head of The unit for technology and society foresight (TSF) at Tel Aviv University, and the Youth Summer University’s staff. The students were exposed to various issues related to the digital society in the present and in the future, focusing on the Israeli society. It was done through various tours in relevant places and lectures about different subjects. Following that, the students were asked to identify a problem that would be important in the year 2030, to explore it, analyze, and propose creative solutions that will engage with large audiences and reach the decision makers. The work was done in teams where the students could express their opinion in a moderated dialog.
During the graduation ceremony the WYRED project was presented, and the students showcased their projects to a wide audience including (no : necessary) senior representatives from the Israeli Ministry of Education, researchers from Tel Aviv University, visitors from the third sector, educators and the families of the participants. You can have a small glimpse of two scenes video clip from one of the team projects, which deals with the refugees issue:
(Shown in the picture above : The young students are standing in front of a slide that says “Thank you” in a special font that combines letters in Hebrew and Arabic).
The objective of the group was to investigate how differences are perceived, the level of tolerance, inclusion and exclusion referring to the personal experience of children. Could digital tools empower them?
Methodology: active research trough an interview video in which it describes all the different perspective that interviewed children have on the topics mentioned above.
Target group: children aged from 6 to 10 years old attending a Children’s home.
Taking into account the incapacity for children to understand some terms or behaviours, a small tool like videos helped them comprehend better what was the context. Understanding the ages, it is important to use a relevant and friendly context. Discussion sometimes is not enough. Visual and digital tools are necessary. Specially as we and they grow in a digital era. This frame of bullying and extreme behaviours will be part of their lives offline and online. Therefore it is important to:
Stress the need to promote more activities in order to engage children into a discussion about tolerance, inclusion, exclusion and perception of diversity. That needs a balance between online and offline aspects with the use of various tools. That includes digital tools, that visualise examples and test the “understanding of concepts”.
To correctly explain the meaning of these words and teach them the importance of tolerance among different cultures and opinions, so with more probability they will avoid discriminatory and bullying actions when they grown up. Children don’t really know the meaning of discrimination and bullying and they see all their classmates equal. As this process connects to them entering the digital world very soon, it should also link this concepts on the online part. Today digital connects to both offline and online with no gap between them. Children are really open minded and fast learner, so we should put all our efforts to build up a new inclusive generation, using any possible means.
How differences are perceived, the level of tolerance, inclusion and exclusion referring to the personal experience of children.
Ciao a tutti! Sono Caterina, ho 16 anni e frequento l’istituto tecnico turistico Cristoforo Colombo. La mia ricerca si basa sull’integrazione dei GIOVANI MIGRANTI nella scuola, come sappiamo, primo luogo di socializzazione di noi ragazzi. Per questo,ho deciso di organizzare come azione di ricerca ,degli incontri proprio nel mio istituto, coinvolgendo studenti stranieri di seconda generazione ( in particolare 2 ragazze filippine e 1 moldava) e altri studenti italiani. Nel corso degli incontri abbiamo analizzato il fenomeno, e di conseguenza cercato e motivato cause,problemi e soluzioni. In allegato trovate le infografiche,risultato degli incontri. Aspetto vostri commenti , e perché no ,un vostro parere a riguardo. Caterina
Autoras: Carolina Cano Marcos, Marta Cenzual Salvador, Ana Segurado González
Este trabajo de investigación aborda tres formas fundamentales de desigualdad entre los seres humanos: discriminación de la mujer, racismo y clasismo
Estudiar diversas formas de desigualdad, entre las que destacan la discriminación de la mujer, el racismo y el clasismo