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Getting Visual
Using visuals and Graphic Facilitation as part of your teaching and training practice

23-27 March 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark

About the courseThe course is for people who are involved in teaching and training of students or adults. The methods are particularly relevant, where learners/students are  expected  to  participate and form their own opinion and develop critical thinking, e.g. in relation to philosophy, social/political issues, well-being of the group, and personal development.

 

This training offers different visual techniques, particularly working with picture cards and graphic facilitation as a way to enhance learning, motivation and involvement during teaching and training activities.

 

The visual techniques will be put into a theoretical framework based on social constructionist approaches to change and learning. We will focus on portraying the complexity of our social world, on stepping into the shoes of others, and ensuring that other people’s good intentions are listened to. Furthermore we will look at the power of language - and of pictures and metaphors - and thus the ethics of representation of all perspectives. Finally we will talk about the process of facilitation, divergent and convergent phases as well as the right questions to ask along the way - always using visuals as a basis for dialogue.

The course will be highly practical giving the participant a chance to practice graphic drawing skills, creating visuals, using and developing metaphors etc. Furthermore the participants will practice concrete questioning techniques to explore the visuals, stimulate involvement, reflection and critical thinking.


This course will give you
  • An understanding of the benefits of visual aids in teaching and training
  • Concrete drawing skills as part of graphic facilitation
  • An understanding of social constructionist, systems and appreciative approaches to change and learning
  • An insight into the importance of involvement, dialogue and the right questions
  • An ability to reflect on the power of the facilitator and the illustrator and how to use this power ethically
  • An ability to plan and facilitate learning processes using visual means

The course fee for this four day course is 750 Euro, which can be almost fully covered by an Erasmus+ grant (plus travel and stay). Of course, our courses are open to anyone, also without Erasmus+ grants!

Read more about this course here.

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