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Welcome to the course

An introduction to the course and our educators. Watch and then share your experiences of teaching and learning migration.
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<v ->So the migration experience is a human experience.</v> <v ->The migration experience is an experience</v> that makes us thrive, we have to move, life is movement. And so when movement stops, life stops. <v ->Hi, my name is Jessica Barnecutt</v> and I’m an Assistant Head Comprehensive School in Tower Hamlets. Before that I was Head of Maths for over six years. Vitally important to me that we teach students not just about mathematics, but also about social justice and the world that they live in. So why is this course important? Well, there’s significant evidence that says that migration is a controversial issue that elicits polarised opinions from people, schools can be an ideal place to explore and better understand the issues around migration.
The Runnymede Trust recently created a report that said that teachers wanted more support to equip them to teach migration more sensitively and effectively in the classroom. In fact, 78% of the teachers surveyed said that they’d like more training in this area. So in this course, we bring you world class experts in the issue of migration, they’ll talk to you about why migration occurs and where it occurs. Not only will the course allow you to develop your subject knowledge in this area, but it will also introduce you to where this knowledge is produced and the people who are producing this knowledge.
<v ->This is Dereje Feyissa.</v> I’m a PhD with Social Anthropology from Max Planck Institute in Germany, and migration is one of my core research interest areas. <v ->Hi, I’m Anita Ghimire from Nepal,</v> and I’m a teacher by profession, but I’m also a researcher. And for the last 10 years, I’ve been researching on different aspects of migration, high skilled and low skilled and I also do a lot of research on adolescents and young people. <v ->My name is Gameli Tordzro.</v> I come from Ghana.
I consider myself as a tradition bearer. I’m also a research associate on the (indistinct).
And my work mainly is part of a team that looks at Creative Arts and Migration, specifically looking at Artistic Research. Artistic resistance, well being… <v ->In this course,</v> we’ll also share with you resources that have been trialled and tested in the classroom that will help you think about how you can teach about migration through a large data set. The resources will help bring the issues of migration to life for students and get them to think critically about the world around them. <v ->You know as humans if we could not migrate</v> I’m sure we would be extinct.
<v ->Why we should care about South-South migration</v> is because of its sheer size, yeah <v ->Yeah</v> <v ->This is where most of (indistinct) International migration</v> is happening (indistinct). First, we need to understand and for us to understand, we need to give it the attention that it deserves. <v ->This is an issue that is so politically contentious,</v> that is so contested in many ways, that the data gives us a way of really unpacking the complexity of the stories in a way that doesn’t sort of get distracted by some of those other factors.
So it can be used in lots of different ways, there’s lots of flexibility, but ultimately it can help us to tell a different story about what migration is for the people who are living it. (upbeat music)

We are delighted that you have joined our online course to support teaching migration with data and storytelling in your classroom.

The course begins with a subject knowledge update on migration. We consider where migration is happening and what migration research is taking place. We will then introduce you to a large data set which can be used in the maths or geography classroom to help teach both mathematics and migration. We will progress to consider how we can structure a series of lessons around this data set and how we can support, engage and stretch students to learn mathematics through the teaching of migration. We will also consider the power of storytelling to engage students mathematically and bring to life the complexities of migration.

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