The Courses

The Sharing Perspectives Foundation has developed a Virtual Exchange pedagogy for students at higher education institutions and other youth that promotes discussion and study of current socio-political issues that go beyond national and/or cultural boundaries, such as the European economic crisis in 2013-14; youth political engagement in 2015-16; or the refugee crisis in 2017-18. Through this Virtual Exchange format students from different countries follow one course together online. The format includes providing expert content; enabling the exchange of ideas and perspectives through dialogue in a video-conference room; and facilitating an interactive assignment that brings the online experience to the students’ offline reality. The development of transversal skills during the virtual exchange is measured through a parallel evaluation processes.

Climate Movements

In 2021 our 9-week flagship Virtual Exchange will focus on one of humanity’s biggest questions: climate change.

Participants from diverse backgrounds come together weekly to discuss the themes of the course under the guidance of experienced dialogue facilitators; they learn from expert academics and practitioners through an original audiovisual lecture series and engage in interactive assignments which bring their online experience to their offline realities.…

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Climate Movements

Our flagship 9-week, international Virtual Exchange ‘Climate Movements’ explores key debates around climate change. Participants learn with, and from, each other through our distinctive Virtual Exchange model. Stimulated by engaging expert content, they explore key debates around sustainability, migration, policy and youth mobilisation. They meet weekly for facilitated dialogue sessions and interactive assignments, building 21st century skills. A safe and unique international exchange for students!

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Going Virtual

‘GOING VIRTUAL’  is a training course that builds the capacity of educators to teach in an interactive online environment. This 3-week training is designed for educators learning how to move their teaching practices into an online environment in an effective and engaging way.  Educators will experience an interactive, hands-on training, during which we will provide step-by-step techniques, practical tips and unique exercises modelling online interactivity and student engagement.

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Cultural Encounters

Cultural Encounters | The Big Climate Movement will focus on key debates around climate change. As young people mobilize around one of humanity’s biggest questions, this course asks: what is the impact of climate change on the planet, political action and the movement of people?

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Youth, Peace and Security

In this course you will be introduced to core concepts of violence, conflict, and peace while exchanging ideas and perspectives together with your peers from other countries and diverse cultural backgrounds. Furthermore, you will explore and discuss together the roles you can play in the contexts you live and work in.

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