As part of SALT’s September IT activities Lleisiau Bach yn Galw Allan/Little Voices Shouting Out @lleisiaubach had the pleasure to deliver a session on Using Infographics in Education
Lleisiau Bach/Little Voices provides support for children and young people to carry out research within the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and to advocate for change informed by their research. Based at the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People at the College of Law Swansea and Bangor Universities, we are able to link the children’s research to world-class academic research, higher education teaching and training and wide engagement with community groups and statutory bodies.
In our current Little Voices Shouting Out project, children aged 7-11 in Wales have submitted their own report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for the first time. This project is Big Lottery Funded and works with children in primary schools throughout Wales. Children learn about their rights and about the UNCRC and are trained as researchers to investigate the issues they select, using their own chosen methods. In addition to the report that was submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for the Geneva pre-sessional hearings in October 2015, the project delivers results in the children’s own communities.
The children learn about their issues and develop skills in research and consultation, but they also take their recommendations to people in their schools and wider community who can help make the changes happen. This has resulted in a positive change from small adjustments within the schools, for example in relation to play or the physical environment, to potentially far-reaching changes in policy and practice. Our methods have been developed over 10 years and we are constantly improving in light of experience. We are building our work collaboratively, for example with the National Assembly for Wales and Children’s Commissioner for Wales as well as the Welsh universities.
Interested? Please click here http://www.lleisiaubach.org/
Infographics in Education
As part of the Technology Enhanced Learning patch of the PGCert HE I was tasked with creating a learning resource using digital technology that can be deployed within my own teaching practice and to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the media chosen.
For the assessment, I developed an infographic on Children’s Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which can be used for a wide range of audience ranging from children to adults.
Strengths and Weaknesses – https://magic.piktochart.com/output/14449021-pgcert-he-poster
It was great to be invited to SALT for September’s IT activities and deliver a session on using Infographics in Education. Participants expressed an interest in knowing ‘How To’ create infographics so although time was spent looking at the do’s and don’ts of creating the perfect VLE
A great deal of time was spent on actively designing participant’s own infographic on a topic of their own choice.
Piktochart is the tool of my choice when designing infographics (although other online tools were discussed and used)-it’s easy to use, great options and the children I work with show high capability navigating around designing tools.
The session went well and had great feedback on how participants will consider using infographics as a future tool for learning.
Helen Dale-Research Assistant