Extreme Dialogue – Canadian online resource for educators vs violent extremism

February 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

Over the past couple of days the media has been reporting about/interviewing participants of a new online resource, Canadian made, called Extreme Dialogue (one of the sponsors is the federal agency Public Safety Canada).

It is an Internet-based resource whose aim is to reduce the appeal of extremism (not culturally based). Currently, it consists of two short documentary films of Canadians whose lives have been affected by violent extremism. Each film includes an educational resource pack for educators to address these issues in the classroom by promoting critical thinking, active discussion. The goal is to provide a positive alternative to the significant amount of extremest propaganda available over the internet and to build resistance to extremism,

Globe and Newspaper Article :

  • my take-away is that this program is aimed at young adults 14-18 years of age, so it is something that school boards may need to review

CBC The Current (today)

  • my take away from listening this morning,  is that this is  a brand new type of program (content and delivery) and needs to be tracked carefully to measure value and effectiveness

Check it out!

Rowan

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