LET GO OF BLACK-AND-WHITE THINKING
I See You See (Minun Silmin – Sinun Silmin) -program was developed by the City of Helsinki in co-operation with researchers from Cambridge University tailoring it to the needs of Helsinki and Finland. It is based on the evidence-based ICThinking©-method, aiming at the prevention of hate speech, extremist thinking and group-based prejudice.
The program offers concrete tools to be used in everyday situations or as tools for non-violent conflict resolution.
As the program is developing skills of constructive thinking and peaceful conflict resolution, it also aims at preventing conflicts that arise from racism, fear, or prejudice.
The method thus increases democratic education, develops negotiation skills and teaches joint decision making skills.
The I See, You See-program supports and strengthens the wellbeing of individuals and of communities by teaching communication skills of how to express one’s own values and opinions in a way that is effective yet considerate of others. By training the participants in reflective thinking, the program also fosters academic competencies.