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OSDE - Open Space for Dialogue and Enquiry

What is OSDE?
 
Open Space for Dialogue and Enquiry (OSDE) is a successful methodology for the creation of spaces for critical thinking and discussion about global issues which has been used in a variety of educational settings in the UK, Brazil, New Zealand and elsewhere.
 
OSDE methodology supports the creation of open safe spaces for dialogue and enquiry about global issues and perspectives focusing on interdependence.
 
In these spaces, people are invited to engage critically with their own and with different perspectives, think independently and make informed and responsible decisions about how they want to think and what they want to do.
OSDE methodology offers a set of procedures and suggested ground rules that can be adapted to different age groups and contexts. The key is to create spaces where people gather together to listen and transform themselves - learning and unlearning together, re-inventing ways of relating to one another and imagining other possible futures.
 
Materials on the OSDE website currently include activities on:
Water, Food, Gender, Justice, Sustainability, Terrorism, Perceptions of North and South and Oppression and Domination.