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About this module

The aims of the module are:

  • To provide a framework for a critical understanding of migration, both from theoretical and practical perspectives
  • To promote development of knowledge regarding overall migration trends at global and national level, as well as particular case studies and individual experiences
  • To encourage in-depth contemplation on how migration is portrayed in media, legal and political discourses, as well as on the repercussions of such representations on people themselves
  • To nurture self-reflection on certain privileges, rights, challenges or obstacles connected to migration
  • To stimulate data-driven and informed discussion on migration issues in social and educational contexts

The module is composed of three interrelated sections. While the whole module can provide a general overview on migration issues, the sections (and the relative activities within each of them) can also be employed separately, according to the specific learning needs or strategies. In some cases, the activities in the module can also be used by future teachers in their classes, especially with high school students.

Upon completing the module, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with different scientific methods for the analysis of media articles;
  • Understand the socio-political implications (or importance) of correct information in the field of migration, as well as the interrelations between science and information;
  • Integrate their knowledge and guide others in the analysis and evaluation of the credibility and reliability of data, information and digital content and their sources in connection to the topic of migration;
  • Create lesson plans for the analysis of media articles and on the topic of migration as teachers.

Upon completing the module, the student will be able to:

  • Critically assess the credibility and reliability of sources of data, information and digital content (DigiComp p. 24);
  • Express respect for others based on the recognition of the dignity of all persons and of their human rights (CDC p. 30);
  • Be comfortable when dealing with ambiguous situations (CDC p. 33);
  • Reflect critically on the evolving nature of the human rights framework and the ongoing development of human rights in different regions of the world (CDC p. 48);
  • Reflect critically on the nature and purposes of the law (CDC p. 48).

It is advisable for those who implement the module to have a (very general) knowledge and understanding of main European policies on migration and asylum, in order to lead a critical discussion on such topics.

No particular technical, digital or other skill is required to implement or attend the module.