Go Visual! Creative Education about Migration
The project “Go visual! – Creative education about migration” (lasting from June to November 2016) is a part of the SCI Building Bridges Campaign on refugees, and in line with the current developments in Europe regarding migration. The project leader is One World Association, the Polish branch of SCI.
The initiative aims to improve the quality of international volunteer and youth activities by providing participants with the know-how on designing and running creative educational activities about migration, with a special emphasis on visual facilitation in this educational process.
As many as 9 SCI branches and 1 partner organisation cooperate within the project. Apart from SCI Poland, these are: VIA Belgium, CVS Bulgaria, SCI Catalunya, EstYes Estonia, SCI Germany, SCI Hellas, Utilapu Hungary, VSI Ireland, and SCI Italy.
The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and consists of 2 elements:
- training course for multipliers “Go visual! Creative education about migration” (7-11.09.2016);
- producing a visual icon dictionary on migration (11.2016).
Training for multipliers
The training course Go Visual! (7-11 September 2016, Poznań, Poland) gathered 25 participants from 10 European countries, who learnt and shared information on how to educate young people on migration, including refugee issues, through using visual facilitation methods and other creative methodologies which have a far greater impact on the recipients than the traditional way of teaching-preaching.
The event was intended for volunteers and staff members who act as educators: persons transferring knowledge, skills, and values to both the youth and adults, and who intend to design and run workshops and trainings on migration, using creative and brain-friendly learning methods.
The training is based on the lessons learnt from SCI Poland successful educational programme on refugees and migrants the organisation has been running in schools for the last 19 years.
Visual Icon Dictionary
In November 2016, SCI Poland will produce a Visual Icon Dictionary on Migration – an electronic publication based on the Bikablo system of icons, which are intended for trainers and facilitators and can be used by them during their educator’s work. This Creative Commons publication will be of a unique character, as it will have a specific focus on migration issues and will present how to draw (visualise) in a few seconds concepts like: refugee, persecution, migration, human rights, discrimination, support, integration, etc. The icons will be easy to redraw or print and use by educators in different countries, and will allow to run exciting workshops that will be remembered by participants.