SensiClass: Tackling Sensitive Topics in a Classroom

The long-term objective is the development of meaningful courses for students who come from diverse backgrounds in terms of their geographical and cultural origins, as well as their primary education. The short-term objective is development of a high-impact pedagogical strategy to enrich classroom instructions and promote social change. This material will introduce both the nature of the sensitive issues like minorities or religion but most importantly, introduces different methods how to raise awareness, develop empathy and how to respond to controversial issues, how to handle offensive comments, how to create a safe space as prerequisite for inclusion.  

The main output of the project will be a guidance material for university and general education teachers, which in most countries will be adapted into an e-course. There are going to be three MOOCs on Islam, gender issues and radicalisation. In addition to that, a methodological toolbox for teachers will be developed and several multiplier events are planned. The project is funded through the Erasmus+ scheme ‘Strategic Partnership for Higher Education’ and led by the University of Tartu (Estonia) with partners from SGH Warsaw School of Economics, University of Hradec Králové (Czech Republic) and Central European University (Hungary).

Project director:
Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska, Ph.D., SGH Professor
Funding for SGH:
50 020 EUR
Project budget:
243 723 EUR
Financing institution:
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Higher Education
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Organizational unit (collegium/department/unit):
SGH Warsaw School of Economics » Collegia » Collegium of Socio-Economics