Groningen, Netherlands

Developing Across Differences: Experiential Perspective-taking

when 11 July 2023 - 11 July 2023
language English
credits 0.5 EC
fee EUR 550

Using The Anne Frank House’s Memory Walk methodology, this course supports early-career (and all) practitioners in strengthening their abilities to facilitate transformative perspective-taking and expand their inclusion competencies toolkit.

This highly experiential methodology is one in which participants engage in outdoor learning in order to reevaluate their physical and social environment as a means to also (re)consider seen and unseen contexts that may exist in their workplace, classroom and/or community—and how they operate in them.

Course leader

Dr. Barry van Driel

Target group

This course is for you if are a consultant/trainer/multiplier/educator with 5 or more years of experience in the greater Differences field who:

- May not otherwise easily engage with or convinced by traditional Differences training techniques, especially for topics in which participants are encouraged to be open or vulnerable;
- Wish to find innovative, creative ways to integrate inclusion and global learning for memorable and transformative impacts with stakeholders.

Course aim

After this course you —and those you work with— will be able to:

1. Experience transformative experiential perspective-taking through activities that promote multiperspectivity, encourage critical reflection and discussion, and support learners in fostering inclusion competencies.
2. Be more aware and articulate about the stories, symbols and monuments around us, including about how societies and organisations commemorate key events; which and whose histories symbols/monuments convey and represent; and how they are linked to topics such as nationalism, exclusion, prejudice, and discrimination past and present.
3. Adapt and use The Anne Frank House Memory Walk methodology to promote awareness, observation, critical thinking about local symbols/monuments, how events may be (mis)represented and remembered differently by different audiences through symbols/monuments, and how this exercise relates to contemporary questions of exclusion and inclusion in our everyday environments.

Fee info

EUR 550: includes course and materials, optional evening programming

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