In 2019 Cazalla Intercultural has created the MOOC platform in order to offer free online courses for youth workers, teachers, trainers, educators and activists, although anyone interested can participate. So far more than 4500 people have participated in three courses that have been developed so far: Make it Visible - how to work with young people on the issue of invisible racism (available in English and Spanish), Educating young people against gender based violence, and Global education goes POP, a course on how to use elements of POP culture to address global issues with young people.
Currently, registration is open for the global education course, which will begin on September 16, 2020 and will last 4 weeks. The other courses are self-paced, so you can do them at any time and at your own pace.
Cazalla Intercultural is an NGO that works mainly in the field of education and youth, it is developing different educational programs since 2002. In order to better share the experience, to reach more people with the created contents, and to continue empowering youth workers all over Europe and the world, we have decided to start offering online courses. The idea to create the MOOC platform came as a response to the need to find a space to host the courses, which we were not able to find. Later on, with the development of the global pandemic, the topic of online learning became even more important. ¨We are investing in the improvements of the platform to be able to offer it as a tool for other organizations, mainly with the idea of hosting the MOOCs co-financed by the European Commission in the Erasmus+ program or others¨, said Tea Stanic, project coordinator of Cazalla Intercultural.
So far, all the courses have been very well received and appreciated by the users. The feedback we have asked for after each course is very positive. The overall satisfaction of the users was evaluated at 4.7 out of 5 points, with the contents being the most outstanding element. We also invite you to read some of the testimonials of the participants of our courses.
• It is an important course to identify racism and invisible racism and prejudice in ourselves first and then in our community to learn how to deal with it.
• It opens your eyes on a lot of issues, teaches you how to question yourself before questioning others and it's well-made, interesting and stimulating.
• The course is very informative. It utilises good videos and provides links to some good resources to use to educate others. It encourages us to look inwards, to help us to identify and challenge racism. It provides clear definitions and examples.
• Such an extensive course with information I wouldn't be able to find all in one place anywhere else.
• Not boring and really (!) interactive. New interesting tools, explanations with a simple language (not scientific which is a big plus), diverse opinions to the topic.
• There are many unknown and unseen details and aspect when comes to discuss about racism. This course brought together a wide range of concepts that could be collected from different spread resources, but here we can find them in a logic and comprehensive manner.
• I strongly recommend this MOOC to you for the following reasons. 1. It has an engaging, well-shared, and thoughtful content. 2. It has an amazing team of youth educators coming from fieldwork with youth in educating them to tackle invisible racism, 3. I guarantee that besides you will increase your understanding of invisible racism, it will incline you to thirsty follow every lesson as all content it is interestingly shared.
• "Make it visible" makes racist behaviors visible that are really invisible for most of us, hidden under social norms. And so it broadens our perspective on events and people. This is something everyone needs. That's why I can recommend this course to anyone.
If you are interested in the topic of online learning, looking for free courses on social issues, or if you want to host your course on the platform we invite you to contact us by visiting our website: www.youth-mooc.eu