- The goal of this tutorial is to debrief the
"Ghosts of Rwanda" documentary, identity the social psychological
phenomena observed to have occurred, and then to examine prejudice as
a possible precursor to aggression and social power.
Furthermore, we tackle the practical questions, "What can be done?"
and "What can be done in our own society?". For example, how can
the principles of social psychology be used in workshop settings to
bring experiential awareness to the subtle effects of prejudice?
We will examine the controversial approach of Jane Elliott in
addressing issues of social prejudice by watching and discussing her
video "The Australian Eye", based on her blue-eyed, brown-eyed
workshops, set in an Australian context.
- Use Name Tags, but no time for name games this week - next
tutorial there will be more
"Ghosts of Rwanda" Debrief
- Discuss "Ghosts of Rwanda" (~30mins),
- What were your reactions, feelings, thoughts, etc.
- Discuss the key learning exercise of identifying all
examples of social psychological phenomena which occurred or
could be inferred to have occurred as part of the 1994 Rwandan
- Consider doing the following on the board:
- Create a timeline of incidents on the board
- Brainstorm / Mind Map or create a table to show social
psychological phenomena (describe if no-one knows) with
Prejudice, Jane Elliott, & "The Australian Eye"
Key Learning Exercise
- No tutorial next week
- Prepare and bring in a rough draft of
your essay outline for discussion for the next tutorial