Global Learning Programme

Community Cohesion: Refugees, Asylum and Migration with Escape to Safety Exhibition [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated]

30 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017 | penrith
Start: 16:00 , end: 18:00
Provider: Global Link development education centre
Cost £: 500 credits per school
Aims of the course:

To facilitate teachers to help young people to 1.) understand that refugees, asylum-seekers and economic migrants from Africa, Asia and Latin America are the human consequences of global poverty, inequality and conflict 2.) understand their role in a globally-interdependent world and to explore strategies by which they can have a positive impact on the world around them, and 3.) to think critically about media representations of refugees, asylum-seekers and economic migrants 4.) To learn how to use the experiential multi-media exhibition Escape to Safety

Expected outcomes of the course:

1. Have increased their ability to teach about refugee, asylum and migration issues as part of the statutory community cohesion duty and how this relates to British Values 2. Have enhanced their understanding of the approaches to learning which promote critical literacy and thinking 3. Be able to run activities alongside the experiential multi-media exhibition Escape to Safety

Embedding global learning in your teaching:

By the end of course the participants will be more confident in approaching controversial issues relating to asylum-seeking and migration. They will have learnt strategies and activities to tackle controversial issues in the classroom, and will be supported by an outstanding and unique global learning resource 'Escape to Safety' which can be housed in the school for at least one week. They will have started to explore the concept of global inequality and their response to it. They will be able to use this knowledge to begin to examine global themes through the lenses of sustainability, human rights, interdependence and global citizenship.

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Curriculum subjects explored in this course:

English, Geography, History, RS / RE, Citizenship, PSHE, DT, Art, Drama

Content focus:

Teaching and learning; Development of whole school ethos; Pupil behaviour and values



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Trainer details:

Gisela Renolds has managed Global Link DEC since 2002. She designed the Escape to Safety exhibition and has worked with it in schools since 1999, running workshops with young people. She was also an anti-racist Development Officer for Cumbria County Council in 2005-06, which included touring the anti-racist forum theatre pieces 'Ally Comes to Cumbria' and 'Just Passing.' She delivers CPD, including the Global Teacher Award Level 1.

Other information:

The multi-media experiential Escape to Safety exhibition comprises 8 small 'rooms' made of hardboard panels which Global Link will erect on the first day of the booking (this requires 3 hours). The exhibition measures 20' x 16' x 8' high and requires a school hall or very large high ceilinged classroom to be housed in. 15 Mp3 players come with the exhibition on which students listen to a soundtrack of 3 refugees from Sudan, Afganistan and Iran as they escape their countries, travel across borders and attempt to seek asylum in the UK.

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