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Student assessment

This section provides suggestions for post-class assignments for the purpose of assessing students' understanding of the Module. Suggestions for pre-class or in-class assignments are provided in the Exercises section.

Assessment questions

  • Explain what the primary differences are between 'pathways to radicalization' and 'drivers of violent extremism', and why it is important to distinguish between them for the purposes of PVE/CVE efforts.
  • Which of the five drivers of violent extremism identified in the United Nations Secretary-General's VE Action Plan do you consider to be the most significant one, and why?
  • Critically examine at least one of the five drivers identified in the United Nations Secretary-General's VE Action Plan, in terms of its underlying factors and related efforts to address them within your own national and/or regional context.
  • Compare and contrast the differing approaches of regional organizations to PVE and CVE issues. What sort of reasons can explain different regional priorities and approaches?
  • Critically evaluate current PVE/CVE efforts (whether international, regional and/or national) in relation to youth, including their strengths and weaknesses. How might such efforts be further strengthened?
  • Explain why more gender sensitive approaches to PVE/CVE are regarded important, and what unique role may be played by women in this regard.
  • Examine in what ways the realization of Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 goals form an important, integral aspect of current PVE/CVE efforts.
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