Migration & Human Rights Comicon
Rob Bowden represented Lifeworlds and its partnership with Positive Negatives in producing a series of learning encounters around migration and human rights at a Comicon event in London.
The event brought artists, educators and academics together to discuss ways of collaborating in the communication of contemporary social issues such as migration.
Thriving through connection
We are delighted to once again be collaborating with Positive Negatives and their fantastic artistic teams to co-create and support an animation that is designed to help adults talk to young people about their anxieties around climate change and other related sustainability issues. The project was commissioned and is co-led by BOLD - an educational blog based in Zurich and a new collaborative partner for Lifeworlds. We are really enjoying the collaborative nature of the project and can't wait for the finished materials to emerge in the autumn of 2022.
Image credit: Gabi Froden, Positive Negatives, 2022.
Feb 2021 - Aug 2022
Lifeworlds @ Springhead
We are pleased to share the emergence of a new partnership with the Springhead Trust in Dorset to support them in the development of their learning offer for schools and the wider community. We feel privileged to be able to collaborate with, and learn, from one of the country's longest established centres for environmental education and sustainability.
Edward Parker, Springhead said:
"Lifeworlds were quick to understand our values and the messages we wanted to convey about environmental issues… They were genuinely inspiring in the activities and materials they suggested we could develop.”
Creating Inspirational Schools
We were pleased to be contributors to an initiative exploring what it means to create inspirational places of learning. We undertook the design and publishing of a new resource on this theme on behalf of a collective of teachers and educationalists.
Rob Bowden also contributed a module in the publication based on our Learning Through Values initiative. If you'd like to be informed about how to get a copy of the publication when it is available then please get in touch and we'll be sure to let you know.
Trevor Higginbottom said:
"Lifeworlds did an outstanding job in both advising the Movement on the new publication and in its design."
The End of Reason 1914-18
Lifeworlds was pleased to partner with Big Brum Theatre in Education to provide educational design support for a series of plays marking the centenary of World War 1 and an accompanying Teachers' Resource. It was a new partnership for Lifeworlds but one that provided rich learning and that we hope may be repeated in future collaborative projects. If you are interested in the resources then visit the link at Big Brum for details.
Big Brum said:
"We were delighted with the way Lifeworlds approached the design of these plays and teaching materials. They showed great care, professionalism and sensitivity. Lifeworlds took time to understand what we were trying to achieve, so as to bring about a final product that truly reflected the essence of our work. It was a genuinely collaborative experience."
Decolonizing Educational Relationships
Lifeworlds practitioners are participating as a partners in an initiative that explores and addresses the colonial nature of many educational relationships. We feel privileged to be learning alongside leading scholars in this field and to be co-developing ideas for how to make these difficult conversations accessible, meaningful and intentional.