Transparency International Estonia prepared study material for schools to introduce the topic of whistleblowing through Values Games. The study material is intended for Grades 6-12 and it can be downloaded free of charge from TI Estonia’s website in both Estonian and Russian.
“In order for young people to understand that we all have a role to play in shaping the environment around us, young people must be told, among other things, about the good and the bad and how to resist the bad. Where and how to report your concerns or observations, and what you should talk about at all, will become much clearer with the help of the new study material,” said Carina Paju, the association’s CEO.
Paju added that the study material is intended as a tool for teachers who want to playfully initiate value-based discussions in their classes. “The material is useful both in introducing the topic of whistleblowing and in finding out the values of the class or in teaching how to take into consideration other people’s feelings and wishes. Whistleblowing as a topic is very value-based and when talking about it, we have to talk about the values of a person, a group of friends and society at large,” said Paju.
The study material can be downloaded free of charge from TI Estonia’s website. It consists of two parts - the first focusing on the younger age group and the second part on the older ones. In both parts there is a theoretical introduction to the topic and age-appropriate Values Games to playfully introduce the topic of whistleblowing to the students.
TI Estonia also mediates guest lessons to introduce the study material. Guest lessons are given by expert members of the association and other specialists from all over Estonia.
The preparation and publication of the study material was funded by the Active Citizens Fund (EEA Grants), which is mediated by the Open Estonia Foundation in cooperation with the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations.