Tolerance, Identity, and Extremism (PDG691), 15 credits
The Segerstedt Institute is collaborating with the Department of Pedagogy, Communication, and Learning (IPKL) on the course ‘PDG691 Tolerance, identity, and extremism’.
The content of the course is focused on social pedagogical work on issues of identity, extremism, racism, and antisemitism. The course aims to provide foundations for working long-term and preventively on these issues with young people in educational institutions and in their free time. The course is based on the ethical perspectives of social philosophical and discourse. The core issue in the course is young people’s right to respect and secure their human rights. The course is rooted in a narrative history of racism, right-wing extremist, and nationalist movements, with the legacy of the fascist tradition of ideas. One of the starting points for progressive tolerance teaching in a social pedagogical perspective is to create pedagogical tools to develop children’s and young people’s awareness and understanding of their own time and to develop teachers’ and other adults’ didactic competence to meet racist and extremist expressions in pedagogical work.
Also central to the course is critically reflecting on racist, right-wing extremist, and nationalist movements, as well as on organisations’ ideologies, working methods, and socio-cultural roots in the local community. The course also sheds light on how young people’s identity creation is constructed in relation to normative ideas and societal norms.
Parts of the course are conducted as excursions in Poland.
Director of Studies
Birgitta Roos Haraldsson
More about the course and how to apply can be found on the course’s website.
Tel: 031-786 2167,
Pedagogen hus B, Läroverksgatan 15, Gothenburg