Hidden Stories Shared Lives: Using migrants' stories to build our schools as communities of welcome

Hidden Stories Shared Lives: Using migrants' stories to build our schools as communities of welcome

Throughout Cumbria, CDEC is well-known in the education sector for offering high-quality, up-to-date teacher training in and around global learning and global citizenship.

Explore the real-life stories of Cumbrians who've moved here from outside the UK through engaging and contemporary mixed-media resources, and learn how to use them to help your pupils gain insight into migration.

This exciting and timely course provides a meaningful context to learning about migration with the use of engaging, contemporary mixed media resources created using life stories from people who chose Cumbria to be their home. The session focuses on recent migration and offers an insight into the meaning of home, belonging, community and identity.

During the course we will critically engage with and reflect upon the ‘big ideas’ around the issue of migration, discover a wealth of new learning resources that you can use in your classroom. The course, resources and approach will provide support to building a school ethos of ‘welcome’ to new community members.

Aims of the course:

  • Provide a meaningful context to learning about migration with the use of engaging, contemporary mixed media resources created from migration stories to Cumbria.
  • Build your confidence in helping pupils understand their role in a globally-interdependent world, and develop a more empathetic awareness of the implications of being a global citizen
  • Help you critically engage with and reflect on the 'big ideas' around the issue of migration.

By the end of the course you will:

  • be able to explore the concept of diversity, identity and community cohesion through contemporary stories about migration
  • understand more about migration (its history, patterns and statistics) in order to feel more confident about introducing it to your lessons
  • be able to acknowledge the human and personal dimension of migration and critically engage with existing narratives with regards to migration
  • have started to explore your own attitudes and behaviour towards migration and migrants, and reflect upon your own citizenship.

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