Be part of a multi-stake-holder community committed to counter radicalization through multimodal and multi-perspectival educational strategies and resources
July 3–8, 2018
Concordia University is pleased to announce an International Graduate Summer School on Counter-radicalization Education.
The goal of the Summer School is to bring together students, academics, and practitioners from diverse fields to collaboratively develop much needed pedagogical materials to teach about counter-radicalization education at various levels (elementary and secondary, college, university). This opportunity is designed to build a multi-stake-holder community committed to counter radicalization through multimodal and multi-perspectival educational strategies and resources.
Grounded in the principles of collaborative instructional design, the summer school will comprise of several workshops led by experts/scholars/facilitators. The workshops will include, doctoral and Masters students (and exceptional advanced undergraduate students should the space permit). Each workshop will engage critically to develop concepts for a pedagogical deliverable on the topics listed below. The workshop participants will also benefit from Keynote addresses from world-renowned scholars on the days of the Summer School.
Summer School Design
The Summer School will comprise of five workshops on the themes listed below. Each day will start with a keynote/plenary talk followed by collaborative, hands-on work with one of the themes. The workshop participants will work collaboratively to develop a concept for a pedagogical deliverable (example: a children’s story with an anti-radicalization message or a Social media intervention) that can be used in various educational settings. The concepts developed at the Summer School will be developed into actual products and will be made available to school boards, educational institutions, teachers, communities free of cost through the Summer School website.
Workshop will be organized along following themes:
Countering radicalization through children’s stories
Using Social Media for Countering radicalization
Countering radicalization through Arts
Using media as a counter-radicalization tool (Documentary)
Countering radicalization through community spaces
This inaugural Summer School will provide participants with the opportunity to:
Acquire, where permitted by their own university, 3-credits that will count towards their degree completion at their parent institution.
Contribute to the advancement of counter-radicalization education.
Work with experts in a variety of fields.
Participate in developing cutting edge and innovative pedagogical materials in a domain that requires significant advancement.
Acquire certification of their participation and contributions.
Raise awareness of the dangers of radicalization from a preventative, educational perspective.
The participation fees will cover:
Accommodation (only for International and Canadian Students from outside Quebec)
Lunch (on the days of the summer school)
Coffee Breaks (on the days of the summer school)
All supplies needed for the workshops
Please note that a limited number of fellowships covering 100% of the tuition costs and fees are available for international and Canadian students.
How to apply
If you are interested in the domain of counter radicalization or peace building and interested in this unique opportunity we ask that you send a brief abstract (300-500 words) explaining which of the above mentioned thematic workshops (Children’s Literature, Social Media, Art, Documentary, Community Spaces and Art Media), are of interest to you, why are they important to you, and the relevant experience that you bring to these workshops. Please also send us a copy of your latest Curriculum Vitae.
The deadline for applications is: May 1st, 2018
All applications should be submitted electronically. All documents must be in PDF format, and the total file size may not exceed 2 MB (file name: Last name, First name_Concordia Summer School 2018). Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Concordia Summer School 2018.”