Toolkits and Methodologies

Here our partners share toolkits, learning and methodologies from their previous work with young people and civil society in communities with experience of conflict. As Changing the Story develops, we'll also be building new resources, created in partnership with academics, civil society organisations, practitioners and young people.

Report author: Inés Soria-Donlan "Troubling the National Brand and Voicing Hidden Histories: Historical Drama as a Tool for International Development and Community Empowerment" was an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project led by The University of Leeds (UoL), and funded as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The aim of this pilot project was to support specific marginalised communities in Brazil, India and South Africa to challenge the way these nations present themselves to the world via 'nation branding' and other 'soft power' initiatives, through a range of participatory video projects. This report provides key learning and practical recommendations identified from partners over the course of the project, in the hope that it can help inform future participatory video projects by other academics and practitioners.
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This guide was designed to influence reflection upon human rights teaching in higher education. The guide is a result of the EU Tempus project HEART - involving cooperation of five universities in the Western Balkans and four universities in EU countries. The guide includes summaries for best practice including: Content, Inter-disciplinarity, Student engagement, Employability and skills, Assessment, Resources, External Partnerships, Research, Legacy. It was developed with the participation of Dr. Stephanie Schwanders-Sievers (Bournemouth University) and Dr. Nita Luci (University of Prishtina).
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This toolkit is designed to introduce young people to an innovative theater methodology that creatively examines and transforms conflict. After working through the exercises in this manual, youth will be equipped to lead community dialogue as agents of positive change. The toolkit was developed by Dr. Ananda Breed (our Rwanda strand Co-I) and IREX staff for the Youth Theater for Peace projects in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, funded by USAID.
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Ponder is an informal education programme, aiming improvement of critical thinking skills, especially with regard to information and messages that adolescents and youth receive from social and traditional media. As media exposure has never been higher critical media literacy is imperative not only for the wellbeing of individuals themselves but also for the peace building, public safety and participatory democracy. The module was developed by Dr. Nita Luci (Co-I from from the University of Prishtina) and Dr. Linda Gusia (Sociology/University Programe for Gender Studies and Research, Universty of Prishtina.
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