Comhlámh Summer Development Education Series with the VSA network

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The Summer Series is a chance to link in with E-TICK, our fantastic 4-module online course on ethical communication.

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Some of you joined us back in November for the Autumn Development Education Series. We’re delighted to be back with a summer offering and hope that even more of you can join!

The Summer Series is a chance to link in with E-TICK, our fantastic 4-module online course on ethical communication! This particular course sets out to support a reflexive approach to the encoding and decoding of everyday messages, to widen and deepen learner perspectives on global issues and to strengthen critical thinking and media literacy in general. Modules are lively and encouraging in tone, and help learners to dig into a range of themes from different angles including Who gets to communicate what? Cultural appreciation or Cultural appropriation? To hell with good intentions? Perspectives on Global Development, Being smart about online content, the Digital Economy.

This summer, we are offering you, staff, board, volunteers from the Code network, the chance to engage with E-TICK in a collective way.

We are setting up a ‘E-TICK conversation club’ starting on Thursday, May 6th. This club will meet every second Thursday until the end of June and will be a way for folks to move through the online course in their own time while sharing reflections / experiences with others – a “blended” version! When you are booking let us know if you would prefer lunchtime or evening sessions. We will go with majority preference.

While booking the event please indicate if you prefer lunchtimes or evening.

We really hope some of you will be able to join – over the past few months, E-TICK has proven to be a solid resource for volunteers as well as youth workers, teachers and trainers in the field of global citizenship education.

The benefits of the club?

The regular meetups will keep you motivated! It's a way to move through the modules knowing that you are in tandem with others. The club meet ups will provide a space for you to exchange learnings and reflections with others and, in this way, deepen your own learning. Facilitators from Comhlamh will host the club meet ups, but it will be very light and easy going.

Who’s the club for?

The conversation club is open to everybody in the VSA network, from staff to board members to volunteers (current and returned). For those of you looking for ideas and approaches to engage volunteers through development education there is tons here to experience but equally if you are just interested in engaging with some critical learning and reflection over a few weeks, then this club is also for you.

What about times, dates, venue?

Club meet ups will just be for 1 hour- lunchtime or evening time depending on majority preference. Dates are May 6th, May 20th, June 3nd, June 17th, 1st July. Club will meet on ZOOM

How to sign up?

All you have to do register below, before Friday April 30th. Contact sive@comhlamh.org for further details

Here’s some feedback from people who completed the course over the past year:

“The course was eye opening and I loved how fresh the approach was and also succeeded in keeping me up to date with new approaches.”

“I really enjoyed the course. The content was great, the flow and presentation too.

"It must have been one of the best courses I attended online lately. Congratulations to every one involved!”

“It was very interesting, challenging and widened my perspectives on messaging, global issues and how we portray a story or a country to other people- so it was well worth the time and effort put in.”

"How does media communication influence us on how we view race and gender and how do we become critical decoders of those messages? If you're interested in these topics, check out this online course on ethical communication which is really well done and very engaging"

E-TICK was jointly developed by Comhlámh (Ireland), Zavod Volontariat (Slovenia), Društvo Humanitas (Slovenia), INEX (Czech Republic) and FOCSIV (Italy) with financial support from the European Commission

In early 2021, E-TICK was nominated for a Europe-wide GENE Global Education Award. https://www.gene.eu/awards

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