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REFAK Blog… now in English as well!

REFAK Blog in English

During the last years the authors of the REFAK blog have produced a rich collection of articles, educational ressources, method descriptions, didactical & theoretical contributions and seminar documentations. Particularily for the last months the number of readers has exploded.

Now we want to make the ressources of the REFAK blog accessible for an even bigger international audience. As we are in constant exchange with international partners in trade union education, translating our educational ressources is a prerequisite for a fruitful exchange of ideas, experiences and practices. Therefore our English speaking experts Astrid Donaubauer and Fred Taucher have translated a representative selection of articles from the REFAK blog into English. To be continued…

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HERE you find all English language blog articles.

#mm: Getting to know each other-bingo

Getting to know each other-bingo can be used especially in larger groups, it brings the participants into conversation with each other, during the “analysis” trainers can make similarities and differences within the group visible. 

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#mm: „Annoying Methods“ – The chair circle

The chair circle is actually quite practical because it facilitates direct communication between all those involved in a seminar – everyone can look directly at everyone at any time. Nevertheless, it has become one of the things that increasingly annoy seminar participants. 

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Certificate course for trainers and lecturers

Getting the certificate

Step 1: Seminars

The certificate course has a modular structure, so participants can complete the seminars in any order. It is recommended to attend the compulsory seminar from the module “Fundamentals of Adult Trade Union Education” at the beginning of the course if possible. In addition, various numbers of seminars from the four modules should be attended:

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Certificate course for program coaches

The way to the certificate

Step 1: Seminars

The certificate course in course guidance is structured in modules, so the seminars can be completed in any order. It is recommended to attend the two obligatory basic seminars “Trade Union Education – What’s that?” and “Basics Course Support” at the beginning of the course if possible. Building on this, one seminar from each content module must be completed:

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#thedi_19: „Building“ a countervailing power – Part 1

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The balance of power in the interest of politics has changed. Dialogue between the social partners and influence on state legislation have dropped dramatically in importance. Trade union countervailing power must now be organised differently, and trade union education work also demands this! 

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Antiracism: Reflect on your own position 

When dealing with racism, it is worth looking outside the box of discrimination and disadvantage, by looking at your own position and privilege.  

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Anti-Racism: Understanding Disadvantage

The Chocolate Game

** Goal: detect competitive behaviour; differences between equal rights and equal opportunities, develop strategies to achieve own and collective goals  ** Duration: 45 minutes  ** Required material: paper for cards for fields, a big room, dice, chocolate 
**Detailed instructions can be found here

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Food for Thought on the Theme of Gender

Partly provocative anecdotes, statements and theses should stimulate thinking and discussion. In contrast to “Impulses for getting started”, in this exercise, the themes are more complex and leave the development and range of the discussion relatively open. This requires more background knowledge and a greater willingness to get involved with the topic, both for course instructors and participants. 

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