This exercise should run for about 30 minutes, but we recommend allowing for the flexibility to adapt to group dynamics and discussion.
This is a discussion-generating exercise that uses three episodes of PROJECT ROCKIT TV as prompts for students to plug in to new perspectives on communication, cultural diversity and gender stereotypes that they may not have considered before.
You’ll need access to a data projector with audio and discussion questions at the ready.
Explain to the class that you’ll be together watching three different episodes of PROJECT ROCKIT TV, each designed to share new perspectives from peers they may not have heard from before. After each episode, there will be an opportunity to discuss the themes as a class. Allow 10 mins to watch an discuss each episode.
1. What is your preferred way to communicate? What the benefits and challenges of communicating this way?
2. How do you think we can build awareness and better understand people who best communicate in ways other than talking?
3. If you could learn a new form of communication, what would it be? Why?
1. How could your school be more inclusive of culturally diverse students and people with families of diverse backgrounds?
2. Besides asking questions, what are some other ways you can be supportive of a friend who is culturally different to you?
3. Do you think stereotypes play a role in how people view culturally diversity? If so, how?
1. How would the world be different if there were no stereotypes around gender?
2. When does the pressure to ‘act’ out gender norms begins in life? How does it come about?
3. How can we create supportive spaces for people who don't fit in with stereotypical gender roles?