Telling Stories -
a new project of the Galway One World Centre
Why this project?
Creativity, social media and education - this project combines these three areas to look at ways of promoting global development issues with post-primary students and to help them consider ways of sharing the learning with the wider community.
Having run a number of projects with post-primary schools before, we decided to combine our interest & expertise in creativity with a desire to encourage students to engage more deeply with topics of global concern, and to encourage young people to see themselves as agents of change.
Use of social media and Digital Storytelling seem to be an ideal way for Transition Year Students to develop their critical literacy and media skills, whilst simultaneousy exploring and researching global issues. WorldWise Global Schools kindly agreed to support and fund this project and we hope that we will be able to expand it in future.
Galway One World Centre:
The GOWC is an education centre based in the West of Ireland with 20 year's expereince of exploring development education creatively. We have worked with students and adults of all ages, providing information, training and support on a range of development topics. Current areas of work include the Global Teachers Award, a European-wide teacher training project; Quality or Quantity, a project on measuring impact; and Place to Be, a monthly get-together of artists exploring issues of identity and belonging.
For further information about this work please visit www.galwayowc.org
GOWC gratefully acknowledges funding by WorldWise Global Schools for this project
Calasanctius College, Oranmore
Seamount College, Kinvara
We are grateful to Niamh Lynagh, Eileen Fitzgerald, Adedotun Adekeye and Vicky Donnelly for their support and hard work on this project.
Special thanks to students Gracie Wallis, Evin Coughlan and Oisín White for their help with the website, and to all the students who contributed thier energy, insights, reflections, films, tweets, artwork, photographs and more.