“Learning to argue against right-wing and other stereotypes” helps people to defend their position in the face of intransigence. The course assesses the content and impact of populist statements and discusses their political and social consequences, as well as counter-strategies. School pupils who have previously undergone the training act as instructors.
The project was initially introduced in schools in Berlin and Bornheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, and has been more widely applied since 2014. A pilot project saw eleven ambassadors from the Anne Frank Centre, Berlin train to become argumentation instructors during a three-day seminar at a Tu Was e.V. workshop in Tüschau, Wendland. Similar seminars and a manual for the argumentation training method are set to follow.
This initiative is funded by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education).
Are you interested in implementing argumentation training in your institution or would you simply like to find out more about it? Please get in touch with us at our offices:
Gegen Vergessen - Für Demokratie e.V.
D -10785 Berlin
+49 (0)30 263979-43