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

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.

Guest faculty
Dr. Barry van Driel

Why participate

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.

Participant profile/requirements

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.

Learning outcomes

In this course, you will learn how to help yourself and those you work with so that you/they can better: 

  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.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Participation listing 6 contact learning hours. 

Participant reflections

Here's what 2022 participants have to say about this course:

  • “Very experienced trainer, inspires confidence in his approach, is respectful to all participants.”
  • “[I take away] new active learning methods I can try with my students; lots of insight into my own background.”

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

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

EUR 550.00

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Coursecode Free spots Starts/Ends Days Place Enrollment start/end
IC-DAD11-2022-1469 Available
  • Starts on:
    11 Jul 2023
  • Ends on:
    11 Jul 2023
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
  • City Centre
  • Start:
    10 November 2022 12:00
  • End:
    10 April 2023 12:00
Schedule
Day 1: July 11, 2023, 9 a.m. -July 11, 2023, 5:30 p.m. City Centre

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