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The Intercultural dialogue through role-play

Who

Democratic Dialogue

Why
In order to establish a constructive dialogue, the intercultural competencies can be developed to achieve a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives; to increase participation and the freedom and ability to make choices and eventually to achieve a cultural awareness
What
In order to establish a constructive dialogue, the intercultural competencies can be developed to achieve a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives; to increase participation and the freedom and ability to make choices and eventually to achieve a cultural awareness
How
Selection: our students at the university college of Brussels who are following the teaching program or external schools/organisations who are asking a workshop intercultural dialogue Preparation A brief introduction to the intercultural communication and the non-violent communication, analyzing our own set of values, different frameworks, making our own identity circles Training: idem The method of role-play You work with role -cards, where different roles are written. The rules are briefly explained (there is no right or wrong, you may react as you feel or think it is best). It is not the intention to judge the situation as correct or wrong. The idea is to think about our reactions and how they are formed (frameworks) Step 1. The youngsters/professionals spontaneously play one of the cases (in groups of 6pp) => 1 youngster, 1 professional (social worker/teacher), 4 observators who are allowed to take up the role as a youngster (5min) (additional: this can be registered or filmed) Step 2: short discussion about the role-play Step 3: An explanation is given about the basic principles of non-violent communication (with a brief manual) and players are asked to reflect on their reactions. Step 4: The role is played again taking into account the self-reflections and the learned non-violent communication principles Supervision: Supervised monthly in groups by the facilitator Managed by the facilitator, a �Dialogue Coach�
Effect/Assessment
This is an effective dialogue method based on students and teachers feedback.
When
This method can be used during workshops with youngsters/professionals.
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