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Goodbye from the lead educator of Teaching Migration Through Data and Storytelling.
(Peaceful instrumental music)
<v ->In a world increasingly shaped</v> by polarised politics and societal uncertainty, schools are important spaces to explore issues such as migration. In the face of pervasive, negative media narratives around migration, there is a wealth of research and data that tell real meaningful stories of migration and migration journeys. We hope that this course has helped you to find ways that you can unpack the complexities of migration in the classroom, and that you will feel confident enough to use some of these ideas. We want to provide you and your students with the tools to engage with these stories. It will encourage critical thinking about the world around us, and help us to develop empathy.
I absolutely love using these resources in my classroom. The large data set that we’ve showed you is really quite unique in how rich and interesting it is, and how fascinated the students are by it. It’s a data set that our students really engage in. I’ve really enjoyed teaching students about migration through data and through storytelling. It develops their critical thinking skills and their empathy. And giving them this data literacy is such an important thing to do in today’s world. (peaceful instrumental music)

We’re so delighted you were able to join us. We’re deeply committed to improving how migration is taught in schools.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to signpost to organisations that support, improve and advocate for the teaching of migration in school. You’ll find they’ve teaching resources that could help you and your students too.


Runnymede Trust

Migration Museum

The Black Curriculum

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

People’s History Museum

National Museums Liverpool

The UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub (MIDEQ) is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

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