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Inequality

INEQUALITY

This module invites students to learn about inequality, an inherent issue in our society. There are many factors that contribute to the existing gaps in the society, whether it would be education, environment, or public policies. Students will be encouraged to think critically about what creates social stratification, how factors such as wealth, social status, immigrant status or disability, affect individuals’ access to different resources and opportunities, and how resources and opportunities are linked to a larger patterns of power and privilege in the society. Not only that the students will learn to acknowledge the inequality, they will understand the social imbalance through experiences which will nudge them to start thinking about what a “just” society should look like and how they can be a part in creating it.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

  • What a “just” society should look like?
  • How can we tackle inequality?

Tool

TIME:
2 hours

MATERIAL:
Zoom, Google Sheet

DOWNLOADABLE FILES:

  • Game PPT
  • Google Sheets

SOCIAL LIFE SIMULATION

Social Life Simulation is designed to gives participants the experience of inequality in society. It is a simplified version of the society that values money and social status. With randomly assigned money and social status at birth, these two values will affect the decisions the participants choose to make while living their lives and pursuing their dreams.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What do you think about the result of the policy ?
  • Who would benefit from the policy?
  • How should we determine “the winner” ?
  • When did the inequality start?
  • What exacerbates inequality? What alleviates it?
  • For the least well-offs, what could have helped you do better?
  • What should a “just society” look like?
  • How should wealth, power, opportunity be distributed?

CREDITS

Siranat Boonthai

SPEAKERS

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