“1984”

(languages: EST, ENG, RUS, GER)

Upper grades of secondary and senior secondary school

 

GENERAL EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES: cultural and values competence, social skills and civil competence, technological competence and digital competence

FOCUS: democracy, control, surveillance society, censorship

 

The programme is centred around the subjects tackled in George Orwell’s famous novel “1984” and we will combine literature, art, technology and the social sciences. We will ask why monitoring society, control, censorship, and self censorship are still topical in an era of civil activism, social media and civil movements and how. The programme will follow a comparison of German and Estonian digital paradigms or comfort vs safety, pragmatism vs privacy, with argumentative discussion based around the artworks.

 

NB! For the best experience, it would be useful to prepare by reading Orwell’s novel!