(containing 248 minutes of material) is the core educational
resource for the workshop modules
. It contains interviews with victims of the
conflict as well as people who directly participated in it. While no resource
could represent all perspectives, the DVD strives to be inclusive
interviewees were selected so as to capture the broad spectrum of views that
characterise the conflict.
to view preview.
Each of the programme’s six themes
is introduced by selected extracts from TV dramas
that explore the conflict. These are the
’ (which deals with the cycle of community on community violence), and ‘FORCE OF DUTY
’ (which deals with community violence on members of the state security forces) and the
Channel Four productions
’ (which deals with state security force violence on the community), ‘OMAGH
’ (which deals with the indiscriminate nature of violent conflict), and ‘YASMIN
’ (which explores violence and human rights beyond the context of ‘Northern Ireland’). These extracts function as
of the respective themes that the interviews go on to explore in greater depth, revealing the
reality of violent political conflict
and the tragic consequences for our society. In revealing the depth of the experience of loss on all sides,
the importance of a culture of human rights
to sustainable peace.
The Web Site: Open Access
: Its public function is to promote the aims and objectives of the project. Its function, as an integral part of the workshop education programme, is to aid participants of the programme in completing specific exercises and questions, necessary for achieving Northern Ireland Open College Network (NIOCN) accreditation.
: This section of the site is a participant only
secure area with an
which enables participants to further explore the project interviewees' stories and the factual details associated with particular incidents they refer to. Through this aspect, participants can view
additional interviewee video extracts
and interviewee related archive news footage
This interactive aspect of the site enhances the learning for programme participants which they have already gained through their experience of the workshop education programme. It is also the interface that provides access to other web-based and non web-based sources of information on the conflict and conflict transformation in an international context.
The Workshop Education Programme (WEP):
The programme consists of
(an introductory module to outline the programme & approach, 6
theme-specific modules and a concluding module to integrate the learning
hours of personal study
. Each module consists of a facilitated 3-hour
of the respective theme. While participants find voices on the DVD
that echo their own perspective, they equally encounter voices that challenge
it. The facilitation in the WEP and the personal study exercises deepen this
experience by inviting participants to reflect not only on their own experience
but from the perspective of ‘the other
’. The programme adopts an approach that
understands history as always contested
and with that, the need for critical
reflection. The WEP is Northern Ireland Open College Network Level 2 accredited
The Facilitating 'epilogues' Programme:
This aspect of the project trains and supports facilitators, drawn from the project’s various target groups (see below) and the key agencies working within the conflict transformation sector to cascade delivery of the programme and so spread the learning within their own communities. The completed
Facilitating ‘epilogues’ Programme
is Gaslight accredited.