EXPERIENTIAL PERSPECTIVE-TAKING: Using the Memory Walk methodology to foster inclusion competencies

Join this course to learn from a multiplier perspective how The Anne Frank House’s Memorial Walk methodology works. Barry Van Driel, who co-initiated the approach, will explore how to use and adapt the methods and tools to create transformative learning opportunities for your participants (whether they are corporate employees, students of all ages or community stakeholders) to improve their ability to realize and take into consideration perspectives other than their own.

This method’s highly experiential, outdoor learning approach encourages participants to learn in ways that are transformative and resonate long after taking part in the program. In it, we explore how to help participants understand how events may be remembered differently and (mis)represented in local symbols/monuments, and how this exercise relates to contemporary questions of exclusion and inclusion in our everyday environments.

In reflecting more critically on where symbols/monuments in the immediate environment come from, how they can be interpreted, and what they reveal about power relationships, dominant ideologies or narratives, and missing stories, participants develop valuable awareness, observation and perspective-taking skills that can then be transferred and applied in their everyday settings.
This course will enable you to strengthen your skills as a multiplier and facilitator by introducing you to creative new activities, providing opportunities for critical reflection and discussion with faculty and other early-career professionals, as well as expanding your range of tools to promote experiential perspective-taking.

This course is for you if are a consultant/trainer/multiplier/educator who helps those who:

  • May not 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 impact.

For course additional details see the Institute for Developing Across Differences website.

Coursecode Free spots Starts/Ends Days Place Enrollment start/end
IC-DAD11-2022-993 25
  • Starts on:
    20 Jun 2022
  • Ends on:
    20 Jun 2022
  • Monday 09:00 - 17:30
  • City Centre
  • Start:
    21 April 2022 12:00
  • End:
    06 June 2022 12:00
Day 1: June 20, 2022, 9 a.m. -June 20, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

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