The Multisensory Space: improving digital skills and supporting inclusion

18 October 2019Get involved, Migration

Is it possible to improve digital skills, explore different cultures and facilitate social inclusion at the same time?

Within the DISC project, we are creating and experimenting the Multisensory Space – a space where multidimensional learning becomes possible.

The Multisensory Space

The Multisensory Space is an innovative methodology that uses a combination of material and virtual elements to activate all senses and support the learning process.

The Multisensory Space method has already been used in Finland for intercultural encounters, identity negotiations as well as digital and multisensory learning. It makes individual stories visible and allows people to enter different cultural, mental and psychological worlds, thus facilitating shared understanding, developing empathy and capacity building. The Multisensory Space is also a great tool to strengthen community by enhancing the sense of belonging and active citizenship.

The Training in Palermo

In Palermo, the Multisensory Space will be tested from the 6th of November 2019 until the 13th of December 2019 with a group of young people coming from different countries and cultures who will create their own multimedia creations telling stories about their culture, lives and aspirations. During the workshops, participants will develop digital content with the support of trainers and facilitators and set up the physical environment of the Multisensory Space in order to complement their virtual creations. The final result will be an all-embracing scene of virtual elements – such as videos, pictures, music or sounds and material elements – decorations, foods, scents etc. that will be presented in an inauguration ceremony the 13th December 2019 at the end of the workshop.

In this way, the participants will have the opportunity to “invite” other people to their own world and share anything they wish to.

Workshop Programme

When

Topic

06/11/2019

15.00 – 18.00

Introduction to the project

Nettiquette and security online

 

12/11/2019

15.00 – 18.00

Introduction to Copyright and Licencing

Blogging/Vlogging

 

25/11/2019

15.00 – 18.00

How to make and edit videos

Hot to make and edit photos

 

02/12/2019

15.00 – 18.00

How to combine multimedia content

Work on the personal projects

 

05/12/2019

15.00 – 18.00

Work on the personal projects

 

09/12/2019

15.00 – 18.00

Finalisation of personal projects

Experimenting the Multisensory Space

 

13/12/2019

16.00 – 18.00

Inauguration of the Multisensory Space with presentation of participants’ projects

 

Join in DISC workshops

Are you curious to learn more? Would you like to take part in the Multisensory Space piloting, share your story and improve your digital skills?

If you are a professional in the field of education and social work and would like to learn about the Multisensory Space methodology or use the Space for your activities, please contact Paula Goltzsche (paula.goltzsche@cesie.org).

About the project

DISC – Digital Skills for Integration and Active Citizenship is a three-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union under KA3: Support for policy reform, Social inclusion through education, training and youth.

    Partner

    The partnership holds together 5 organisations:

    For further information

    Read more about DISC.

    Visit discproject.eu

    Contact Paula Goltzsche, paula.goltzsche@cesie.org.

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