GCED by ThemesInstructor-led

Teaching MIL to Prevent Hate Speech

Application 07-26-2023 ~ 08-20-2023
Learning 08-28-2023 ~ 10-08-2023(6 Weeks)
Course ID 2023_80_CL002_7_0_
  • Fixed Deadlines

  • Application & Selection Process

  • 1:1 Interaction with the Instructor

  • Downloadable Certificate
    Earn a certificate upon the completion

  • 100% Free

About the Course

What can be done when online hate speeches spread into the physical world? This closed course is designed for educators who want to teach about Media and Information Literacy. It will focus on the spreading of prejudice and stereotypes online and their consequences offline. The workshop will explain the role played by the Internet and the mechanisms of their diffusion on social networks (trends and patterns of online extremism). Using material found online, this course will allow the participants to experiment hands-on the functioning of Internet, define their own posture, and will give them the tools and recommendations to teach about it.

In particular, students who want to apply for this course should complete the prerequisite course “Critical Media Literacy” in advance.

Module No Title
1 The Challenges of Privacy Online
2 Consequences of Fake News and Conspiracy Theories
3 Online Discrimination and Hate Speech by Extremist Groups
4 The Role of Education




Mr. Fabrice Teicher

 - Independent consultant for NGOs and international institutions in structural change

 - Facilitator & Instructor on MIL and PVE (Prevention of Violent Extremism) at international seminars and workshops, including UNESCO

 - Experienced in the field of human rights, and worked on issues of racism, anti-Semitism and particularly issues on memory and victim competitions and conspiracy theoriesFabrice Teicher has been working for 20 years in the field of education, training and international solidarity in Europe, Asia and Africa. In charge of the training programs then of the international projects of a French Scouting association, he then coordinated the educational department of the Holocaust Memorial in Paris, and later directed a humanitarian development NGO present in 12 countries, to help children in needs.

Holding a MA in Contemporary History from the Sorbonne University in Paris, he has been working for 20 years on the issues of racism and discrimination and especially on issues of memory and victim competitions and conspiracy theories. This work has led him to intervene for some years in PVE programs in prisons, in schools and with professionals facing the rise of racism and extremism (civil servants, teachers, social workers, policymakers) as well as with International Organizations. He has been contributing to various PVE seminars and publications for UNESCO for the past few years.

Fabrice Teicher is an expert for the Radicalisation Awareness Network(RAN) of the European Commission.

E-mail: fabteicher@yahoo.fr

Course Reviews

  • Erika Page
    This class has been extremely valuable to me, both in terms of my personal life and my future teaching endeavors. The professor is highly knowledgeable, and I am eager to learn more from him. I have gained a wealth of new strategies for engaging with students, particularly through the use of platforms like Padlet and Scrumblr. Additionally, I have delved deeply into our group's case study on the Christchurch mosque shooter. As someone with a keen interest in forensic profiling, I found this topic particularly fascinating. Moreover, I have acquired significant insights into the process of radicalization. One discussion that particularly struck me was about the disturbing presence of violence in the obscure corners of social media, often disguised as a game. While this does instill fear in me, it also serves as a motivation to raise awareness and disseminate more information about this issue.
  • Tartisio Hamuha
    The course was incredibly informative and eye-opening. Before taking this course, I had very little knowledge about impact of hate speech on individuals and the society as a whole.

    Throughout the course, I learnt about the importance of critical thinking and also gained a deep understanding of the ways in which hate speech can be perpetuated by the media and the social media platforms.

    Overall, I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in promoting a more tolerant and inclusive society. The knowledge and skills I gained from this course truly have reshape my thinking and outlook about online hate speech, and I look forward to putting them into practice in my own work as an educator.
  • Oluwasegun Ogunsakin
    The course is an eye-opener for me as it shows more contemporary issues as regards hate speech both online and onsite.
  • Dian Noeswantari
    This course is very interesting, yet challenging, because I have to learn on hate symbols. Learning about this kind of symbols is so mind blowing ;)
    Learning about this hate speech can broaden my knowledge related to media and information literacy. This course helps me so much in supporting my works on the prevention of radicalization. Thank you all ;)
    This course is transformative and educative. It highlights how we can use the media to prevent hate speech and extremism.
  • Inge Christanti
    This course is really interesting for me. Topic on media and information literacy is important for me as an human rights educator for young people. This course thought me many new knowledge and skills which I can implemented in my teaching materials.
  • Shilton Mavule
    This has been a very insightful course. I have learned so much about Conspiracies and extremists that I didn't know. Also the course has activated me to be able to do research on issues relating to MIL and teaching MIL to prevent hate speech and extremism.