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Th...E-Tolerance Test

October 25th 2010

An exciting new e-learning tool has been developed to explore the meaning and limits of tolerance.

Explore your limits of tolerance with Th...E-Tolerance Test
European Youth in Action e-learning tool on tolerance

Tolerance includes the willingness of citizens to live in harmony with other people who have different or even opposite values, opinions, cultural habits, religions or convictions. Even if we dislike certain values or particular behaviour, we still can be tolerant. Diversity of people results in a pluralistic and exciting society, but also creates social conflicts and tension. In democratic societies, tolerance is widely seen as an important citizenship value from the perspective of European fundamental rights.

European e-learning tool
Available in five European languages - Bulgarian, Spanish, Portuguese, English and Dutch, an exciting e-learning tool has been developed to explore the meaning and limits of tolerance. The Bulgarian Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD) is the promoter of the E-Tolerance Test project, which is financially supported by the European Youth in Action Program. The starting point was the successful Dutch Tolerance Test, which was developed by Peace Education Projects (Stichting Vredeseducatie). The overall mission of this project is to strengthen European values and empower young people in democratic citizenship. Other partners are the Portuguese Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) and the Spanish Consorcio Intermunicipal del Pacto Territorial por el Empleo del Valle del Vinalopó.

Certificate with feedback
The E-Tolerance Test is not a test with scientific pretentions but a challenging didactical mean to investigate tolerance and stimulate the debate of equality and freedom of speech in pluralistic and multi-ethnic societies. The test contains 15 real dilemmas and provokes discussions and confrontations. The target group is young people from the age of 14 in different social contexts.

Before doing the test, participants estimate their tolerance on a scale of 0 to 150. After completing the test, their will discover their score based on how they performed in each scenario, which is then compared to their original estimation. Finally, they will receive a personal certificate with feedback on their performance, which can be printed or sent by email.

A manual is available for youth workers, teachers and other educators who are involved in youth activities, (adult) education and social work in the field of diversity and equal rights. The manual provides a background to tolerance, educational objectives, a description of how to work with the E–Tolerance Test and follow up suggestions.

Curious to test your own limits of tolerance? Take the test

Interested in implementing the Test in your own language? Please contact Peace Education Projects