Teaching About Stereotypes of the Arab World

Contributed By: Connor Seidenschwarz
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Qatar Foundation International
Author: Arabic Language and Culture Program - Qatar Foundation International
Collection: 2015 QFI Arabic Summer Institute
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

This is session 8 of 10 of the 2015 Arabic Summer Institute by Qatar Foundation International. This is a discussion of how to teach while acknowledging stereotypes and encouraging students to challenge those stereotypes. Led by Barbara Petzen of Primary Source (primarysource.org).

-Un-teaching Stereotypes
—What is a stereotype?
—Where do they come from?
—Effect of stereotypes

-Curiosity vs. Aversion to complexity

-American Stereotypes of Arabs, Muslims, Middle Easterners

-Aladdin Exercise
—Stereotype recognition
—Close reading of images

-Authentic vs Inauthentic Materials

-Close Reading of Images Exercise
—Reinforcing and breaking down stereotypes within the same image

-How do we challenge stereotypes?

-How authentic/representative/real are the sources you are examining?

-Foreign stereotypes of the United States and Americans

-Arab stereotypes of other Arabs

-Key Strategies for teaching about controversial issues
—Creating a dialogue

How to teach about Islam?
—How to talk about Islam and stereotypes of violence
—Who is a Muslim?

-Relationship between Islam and Extremist violence
—Where does it come from?
—Recruitment of youth

-Gender in Arab Societies

-Looking at the Hijab as;
Religious Identity,
Cultural Marker,
Global Context,
Pop Culture,

-Complexity and Multiple Perspectives

-Media Literacy
—Project Look Sharp: http://www.projectlooksharp.org/?acti…

Qatar Foundation International, LLC is a grant-making not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC focused on connecting cultures for greater global good. The Arabic Language and Culture Program aims to increase the quality and quantity of Arabic programs in K-12 public and public charter schools in the Americas. For more information, please visit qfi.org. >

Posted in Uncategorized.

Leave a Reply