Practical workshop: Technological dependance (4h)
Technology has transformed our society and propelled it to unexpected heights. Think of medicine, the Internet, computers, and cell phones. It demonstrates human genius. It has allowed the most remote populations to connect with the rest of the world. It now occupies a central place. But now they are experts around the world warning us of this very real threat : security, physical and psychological health, personal identity, overconsumption, environmental disaster, etc.
Technology has become much more than just a tool at the service of humans. This workshop offers us a useful and desirable reflection on the place of technology in oursociety. It leads us to measure its impact in our daily lives and to measure its use.
As a recognized agent of social change, Canadian facilitator Jean Provencher will bring his decades-long expertise and social commitment to participants.
Activity accessible to all audiences: individuals, schools, companies, organizations
Understand the insidious factors that lead to a dependence on technologies, fueled by the dream they constantly let us believe.
Be aware of the harmful impacts that are caused by the manufacture, acquisition, excessive use and abandonment of technological equipment and materials.
Define the actions, attitudes, behaviors, and actions that can be implemented daily to avoid technology-related harms.
Thisworkshop is part of an educational path for social change, which offers activities (e.g., a conference and a seminar) to go deeper into certain themes.
Three formulas proposed for a total day of 8 hours
- One 8-hour theme of your choice ► Full day
- Two themes of 4 hours to choose from ► 1 in AM + 1 in PM
- Four themes of 2 hoursto choose from ► 2 in AM + 2 in PM
Themes offered (according to the applicable time blocks)
·Measuring the magnitude and impacts of warming
·Learning to fight global warming every day
Power of the citizen
·Becoming aware ofthe powerful power in our hands
·Exercising this power in practice
·Realizing how consumption governs everything
·Adopt healthy and sustainable consumption patterns
·Questioning the place of technology in our society
·Dominating the techno footprint to limit its impacts
Information and disinformation
·Understanding the influence of information warfare
·Guarding against disinformation and propaganda
·Discover the benefits of investing responsibly
·Identify truly responsible investments
General approach of the workshop
(* the sequence and duration of the elements below will vary according to the chosen formula)
1.Context of the theme
4.Exchange(s) in group or subgroup(s)
Prerequisite: Participants are strongly advised to have attended the conference "Being, thinking and acting differently" beforehand.
The workshop includes various forms of learning and practice depending on the chosen formula: visual presentation, multimedia tools, pedagogical content delivered by the facilitator, individual practical exercises, exchanges in small groups, plenary.
Certificate of participation in the workshop.
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