Fighting stereotypes with science fiction

STEREOSCIFI

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About the Project

Stereo SciFi is a European project that began on December 1st, 2017 and ends on November 30th, 2019. Nowadays, the socio-political conflicts that have arisen between border countries, migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, and the economic crisis in Europe today have led to prejudice and discrimination based on gender and socio-economic classes. They led to the creation of racial and ethnic stereotypes, generally increasing violence and intolerance in social life, promoting general xenophobia, racism, gender-based violence, bullying, discrimination between social classes and sexual orientation. That said, the goal of the project is not to prevent the use of stereotypes, but to avoid discrimination and segregation, which result in hostile behaviour, and to make people aware that we should not treat others differently because being different would not means being worse.

This project involves young people in schools, where the environment includes all the different people present in society, and it is also an environment where they must learn, and where they spend a lot of time daily. The target audience is the students between the seventh and twelfth year, and this project aims to link science to films or books, such as books and hard sci-fi films, which have roots in anthropology, sociology, politics, psychology, to attract the younger. It is a different and dynamic way of understanding the world, because narratives have the ability to create new meanings, ideas and carry messages.

 

The activities provided for in the StereoSciFi package will be easy to use during the planned curriculum (if applicable), or they may be used as extra activity within the school, such as workshops, or even outside schools, such as holiday or club activities.

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

Vincent Van Gogh

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Disclaimer

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This site was created in the "StereoSciFi" project under the European "Erasmus Plus" program. This project was funded with the support of the European Commission. This publication reflects only the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Project’s code: 2017-1-PT01-KA201-035886

 

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