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Seminar in Portugal, Teaching about diversity and discrimination in past and present

Universidade NOVA de Lisboaworkshop

The Institute for Contemporary History, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and the Anne Frank House would like to invite teachers in secondary and higher education to participate in a seminar aimed at introducing the methodology and content of the multilingual online tool Stories that Move.

Teachers of languages, history, social studies, citizenship education and global studies working with students of 14 years and older are invited to apply. CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) teachers and those engaged in international exchange programmes are also invited.

The seminar will be in English and will make use of the English and Spanish language versions of the online tool Stories that Move.

Costs: the seminar and materials are provided free of costs.
Seminar leaders: Cláudia Ninhos (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), Karen Polak and Daniel Kapetanovic (Anne Frank House)

Aims of the seminar

We live in an increasingly multicultural society. In everyday life, at school and at work, we meet different people, people with different opinions, raised in a different tradition or belonging to different minority groups.

 Stories that Move challenges learners to discuss diversity and discrimination, to reflect on their own choices by getting to know the personal stories of their peers, and become active. Short film clips of young people sharing their experiences are at the core of the materials.

The workshops that make up the seminar will use the content of lessons on identity and discrimination to explain blended learning and visible thinking; methodologies that help educators create an open and safe learning environment.  One workshop will focus on learning about the past, using historical biographies to reflect on continuity and change in relation to (in)equality in our society.

The seminar will focus on learning together, just as we want our students to learn together about the topics of diversity, equality and speaking out against discrimination.

The day long program, that is the first part of the seminar, will include several workshops. Teachers will leave the first day ready to develop their own lesson plan. A follow-up webinar at the end of June will bring the teachers together to discuss their experiences after working with their students on the topics and with the methods introduced during the seminar.

Participants will be expected to spend 60 minutes in preparation of joining the seminar.

More information on the preliminary programme here.

If you have any questions, please contact:


Daniel Kapetanovic:

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