Show me the way!

Theory is amazing! But what happens when we are the ones to train others in preventing online hate speech through critical thinking processes?

Teachers and education providers in the formal invironment, as well as trainers and youth workers in the non-formal education world, are always burden with the responsibility to make an impact to their audience – young people are expecting from them to efficiently transfer their knowledge and communicate their message to them as the final beneficiaries of this process. Therefore, it is more than important that you as FE or NFE providers feel confident to open up your knowledge to your young audience, use the right tools to achieve maximum results and finally be able to attract young people, engage them in the process of critical thinking in the battle to prevent online hate speech, as well as make a change from your own position of “authority”. If this sounds too complicated and –maybe- a little intimidating with all these HOWs torturing your mind and questioning your abilities to succeed…there is no need to worry!


We have prepared complete and detailed Session Outlines to match all your needs in your youth work: short sessions, long trainings or initiatives to integrate the School of Critical Thinking in the school curriculum!




Shaping New Dimensions – Training for Critical Thinking.


90 minutes


Youth workers


Conference room with 20 seats minimum/ a platform.


With this project we intend to shape new mind-sets, and create a pool of new trainers.

Session Objectives: 

Our main goal is to familiarize peers with the concept of critical thinking and encourage them to apply this concept to their daily life first, and to share it with others.Our main goal is to familiarize peers with the concept of critical thinking and encourage them to apply this concept to their daily life first, and to share it with others.


Step 1. Pre-evaluation, representative talk & ice-breaking games,

Step 2. Brain-storming& power point presentation regarding critical thinking,

Step 3. Brain-picking & open discussion about the methods of critical thinking,

Step 4. Subjective opinions of critical thinking & sum up of the session.

The session step by step (with timing and responsibilities)

Step 1. Introduction and Icebreaker (15min)

Step 2. The Basics of Critical Thinking (25min)

Step 3. Case Study (30min)

Step 4. Reflection (15min)

Step 5. Wrap-up (5min)

Materials required

Laptop, projector, pens, markers, flipcharts, sticky notes, notebooks, cotton ball. 


PowerPoint presentation regarding critical thinking, printed case study papers and pictures.

Session outcomes

The participants will acquire the abilities of a critical thinking trainer. 


The participants will fill an evaluation form regarding their opinion on the training. Besides this, trainers will also evaluate trainers. Also the participants will be invited to share material from the session to social media in order to encourage peers to take part in such trainings. 


They also will be able to apply this knowledge in their respective NGO’s by organizing similar trainings.