|Working with dilemmas: A bystander's dilemma|
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This workshop is divided into two sessions of approximately one hour each. Plan to take a break after "Understand the EHL materials," before moving on to Session 2, "Experience the classroom."
Step 1: Workshop objectives
The teaching methods you will learn in this workshop are "Using dilemmas,"and "Small groups." You will explore these methods with the help of Exploration 1C: A bystander's dilemma.
This exploration raises the question: "What dilemmas do bystanders face when witnessing a threat to human dignity?" The workshop is designed to raise the same question for teachers. In both cases, the aim is the same: to put students or teachers in the shoes, so to speak, of a bystander considering whether to perform a humanitarian act and to have them carefully examine goals and possible consequences.
Take a look at the following workshop objectives:
Overview: What goes on in this workshop?
In this online workshop, you will do Exploration 1C: A bystander's dilemma, as if you were a student. You will also view slide presentations on the teaching methods used in this exploration: "Using dilemmas" and "Small groups."
Step 2: Understand the EHL materials (60 minutes)
Read and clarify
Use the EHL journal template for note-taking as you view the slide presentations.
Do the exploration
You might be wondering: "Why do I actually have to engage in the activities that my students will do in class? Why can't I just read through them?" Many teachers feel that way initially. By doing the entire exploration as if you were a student, you will absorb the material and the issues related to it as your students will.
Do Exploration 1C. If you are doing this workshop in a group, choose a teacher to conduct Exploration 1C, using the suggested sequence which asks you to "Explore the complexity of Wendy's humanitarian dilemma." If you are doing this workshop on your own, try to invite a few friends or family members to participate, so that you can discuss Wendy's dilemma and do the related activities.
If you are on your own, read through the exploration and do the written activities and reflective journal writing.
EHL Journal reflection
After doing the exploration, respond to the following question:
What did you learn about the nature of humanitarian acts by analysing Wendy's dilemma?
Take a break and continue with Session 2 later.