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.