The Segerstedt Institute has an interdisciplinary approach, which is conducive to gaining a broad and deep understanding of the questions that the institute explores. This interdisciplinary approach is transformed into the courses provided by the institute, courses aimed at both professionals working with questions of racism and violent milieus and at students interested in the topic. The Segerstedt Institute cooperates with the Department of Education, Communication and Learning (IPKL) at the University of Gothenburg in these courses.
Tolerance, Identity, and Extremism (PDG691), 15 credits
The Segerstedt Institute cooperates with the Department of Education, Communication and Learning (IPKL) at the University of Gothenburg in the course “PDG691, Tolerance, identity, and extremism 15 credits”.
The course is given in Swedish.
The content of the course is focused on the critical social pedagogical work around issues of extremism, racism, and identity. The course aims to offer basic knowledge for a long-term and preventive work with these issues, with young people within the school system and also outside school. The course is based on social philosophical, norm critical, and discourse ethical perspectives.
An important question in the course is therefore young people’s rights to receive respect and to be guaranteed their human rights. The course has its basis on history’s narrative about racism, right-wing extremism, and national movements that stems from a fascist tradition of ideas. One of the starting points in the progressive tolerance education in a social pedagogical perspective is to create pedagogical tools to increase children’s and young adult’s awareness and understanding of their present-day society, and to develop methodological competence to meet racist and extremist expressions within pedagogical work.
A central part of the course is also the critical reflection about racist, right-wing extremist, and nationalistic movements, and about organisations’ ideologies, working forms, and sociocultural foundation in the local community. The course also focuses young people’s constructions of identity in relation to normative conceptions and social norms.
Historiography, Excursion Pedagogy, and Holocaust Memory Sites (PDG692) ,7,5 credits
The course is given in Swedish.
The Segerstedt Institute cooperates with the Department of Education, Communication and Learning (IPKL) at the University of Gothenburg in the course “PDG692, Historiography, Excursion Pedagogy, and Holocaust Memory Sites, 7,5 credits.”
The course is focused on historiographic work around Holocaust memory sites. One of the starting points in the course is to create historiographical tools to increase children’s and young adult’s awareness and understanding of history and of their own society, as it is about the meeting of racist, anti-Semitic, and historical reversionistic expressions.
Central in the course is also to critically study issues such as democracy, tolerance, anti-Semitism, extremism, and racism. The course also touches upon cultural theoretical perspective on the Yiddish culture’s presence and absence in Europe.
For more information about the courses, please contact:
Director of Studies
Birgitta Roos Haraldsson
Email: Birgitta Roos Haraldsson