In the toolbox you can find tools for intersectionally developing your everyday work in the fields of violence prevention, educational and social work (see Handbook Chapters 3 and 4).
The methods and tools are related to the curriculum and the individual module descriptions. Thus you can see which methods and tools belong to which module. Vice versa you find methods suggested in the modules and the handbook to use them in practical work situations. This way you can always access the additional online resources and the handbook and combine them with the methods and tools. We hope you will be successful and enjoy it!
Concerning the definitions used here: In this toolbox, we are talking about tools and methods with which you can further develop your pedagogical projects, organisations or programmes (see Guideline in the handbook on projects, organisations and programmes).
A tool contains an instruction for independent reflection and planning and implementing steps of development. You can also use such tools in training courses, for instance to work with the participants on the improvement of projects. This may include checklists, instructions for analysis and reflection or planning. But a tool can also serve as a practical exercise, which we list here under the headline of “methods”.
A method is a practical exercise with participants of further training courses and pedagogical projects. It can also help for self-reflection and render the issues under discussion comprehensible also through non-cognitive approaches.
You can combine tools for analyses and method-tools to a set.
The following hint is IMPORTANT! Some methods may seem very simple, but are complex in their dynamics and can evoke different feelings in the participants: anger, resistance, fears … Thus it will possibly not be easy to exchange ideas about institutional dominance cultures within an organisation. Making relations of dominance and subordination visible is difficult. Based on previous experience we formulate the following relevant rules for conducting methods:
The toolbox is divided into Toolbox 1 (projects) – Toolbox 2 (organisations) – Toolbox 3 (programmes).
You can find specific methods/tools for the various work areas.