Peace education by tackling radicalization of youth!
Radicalization (or radicalisation) is a process by which an individual, or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations that reject or undermine the status quo or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of the nation. The outcomes of radicalization are shaped by the ideas of the society at large; for example, radicalism can originate from a broad social consensus against progressive changes in society or from a broad desire for change in society. Radicalization can be both violent and nonviolent, although most academic literature focuses on radicalization into violent extremism. There are multiple pathways that constitute the process of radicalization, which can be independent but are usually mutually reinforcing.
“I found all of the activities that we have done to be very beneficial! There is lots of fun informal and interactive activities that we have done that are very practical for me as a youth worker in order to create the space for education in my groups. And afterwards to have the space to have very real and positive conversations about these topics.
I also now understand the idea of radicalization in a broader sense.
It is not only about religion or politics but can happen in many other situations.”
Laura, Ireland, participant at the training course Peace Education
Training course powered by our inspirational trainer, Corina
Corina Seler, our trainer, implemented through non-formal education and learning by doing methods a training course in Spain, tackling the radicalization theme. Participants were provided with theoretical knowledge and got familiar with innovative tools, methodologies and strategic interventions.
The most used activity format were workshop, laboratory, simulations, role playing, sharing experience, debate, networking, try-out and creation of new tools. All the activities had a practical approach and enhanced the participants’ learning process through empathy, emotions, experimentation, collaborative and intercultural team work.
Corina Seler, Monomyths trainer at the Peace Education training course