on Conspiracy Narratives
Conspiracy narratives have probably always existed. But especially since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, they present us with great social challenges. Whether at a family party, with friends, or at work, many people feel overwhelmed when conspiracy narratives are used as arguments. This makes it all the more important to find a constructive way of dealing with conspiracy narratives.
Trainings and workshops for youth and adult education
We would like to support pedagogical professionals and political educators with trainings and (online) workshops on conspiracy narratives. In our experience, it is particularly useful in educational contexts to analyze and understand the effects and functions of these narratives. Depending on the format of the desired workshop, various contents can therefore be elaborated in addition to the definition of conspiracy narratives and their characteristics. An exemplary selection:
- History of conspiracy narratives
- Social psychological effects of conspiracy narratives
- Influence of social media on the spread of conspiracy narratives
- In-depth studies in the areas of anti-Semitism, right-wing extremism, disinformation
- Pedagogical handling of conspiracy narratives and narrators
- Issues of child well-being in the context of conspiracy narratives
Pedagogical experts, political educators, multipliers from youth (social) work, youth associations and youth welfare, school classes and teachers as well as volunteers.
How we work
We strive for an appreciative and error-friendly working atmosphere in which questions and uncertainties have room. A basic attitude critical of discrimination is equally important to us. Depending on the format, the content-related examination of conspiracy narratives is deepened in various analog or digital interactive elements. A group-specific connection to the participants' previous knowledge or work experience is central to us.
Our workshops are designed and conducted by social psychologist Jana Schneider in cooperation with multipliers trained by us.
We offer both analog and digital workshop formats and are happy to come to your facility to do so. In the event that we are unable to conduct workshops in a face-to-face setting due to the pandemic, these can usually be converted to online courses. In the digital workshops, we work with Zoom software.
We will coordinate the duration of the training with you in advance. Regardless of whether you prefer a two-hour workshop or a training course spread over three days, we will be happy to support you in your project.
The training courses are funded by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung and are therefore free of charge. However, fees may be charged if a multiplier trained by us is involved in the conception and implementation of a workshop.
You would like to conduct a workshop with us?
If you are interested in a workshop or training, please send us an email with your wishes regarding format, duration and content and venue to email@example.com. Is there anything we should know about you or your work? Then feel free to let us know. All information will of course be treated confidentially.
Network „Professionals against Conspiracy Narratives“
Network and strenghten multipliers
Dealing with conspiracy narratives can be very challenging. That is why an interdisciplinary cooperation of different actors who deal with this topic professionally or voluntarily is important. For a strong cooperation we therefore organize a network of pedagogical professionals, political educators and scientists with the aim of interdisciplinary exchange and collegial learning.
In order to strengthen the cooperation of the professionals, we organize networking events every three months. Especially with the professionals who have completed the further training as multipliers in youth (social) work and adult education in the field of conspiracy narratives, we strive for a sustainable cooperation.
You wish to become part of the network?
If you are interested, feel free to sign up for our newsletter in which we regularly announce networking events and exchange opportunities. Or send an email with information about you and your institution to firstname.lastname@example.org.