A SUITCASE FULL OF SOUNDS AND IMAGES
Media literacy training project for NGO trainers, 2018-2019
Karpos designed and implemented a trainers’ training in media education for youth workers/educators who work with NGOs especially dealing with sensitive and minority groups. The project title, “A suitcase full of images and sounds'' indicates the possibility to offer media training in a mobile, autonomous way serving the needs of a wide variety of group facilitators.
IMPLEMENTATIONThe training took place in Athens, funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and addressed 22 youth workers from 11 different institutions following an open call. Participants applied in pairs as a method of support and sustainable collaboration within each organisation. They varied from psychologists and social workers, special education and language teachers, theater pedagogues, to youth programme managers and health trainers. It lasted 8 months in total and included two parts:
Knowing that the use of audiovisual media during teaching makes learning even easier, in my view, familiarizing myself with them will contribute to my effectiveness as an educator.
The use of audiovisual media gave an extra motivation to the participants to be more involved with the concept of the sustainable city and in general audiovisual media was something that was missing from our methodology in Action Aid's summer camp. Finally, they reinforced the participant's creativity and gave them new ideas as to how to use technology in a more ''correct'' way'.
An important thing to be noted is that kids found the workshops very joyous and enjoyable. We got some useful feedback such as that the tablets are not just to watch videos and play games but are also a tool where we can create something new.