Effective Education for Disaster Risk Reduction - Learning Matters.
Second half of my tornado safety & preparedness for children & families is available below. I expanded on learning from the previous comic strip & included some bi-lingual moments (65+m speak at home in USA). Thank you to America Gavira-Pabon for her translations skills!…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on April 12, 2023 at 18:31 — No Comments
Something I have been working on: A comic strip on tornado safety for children and families. We used this as part of a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant collaboration where we are returning VORTEX-USA research back to the community. Last week with 150 first grade students!
Clicking on images will open a larger version in anew window. I will be adding a PowerPoint of all of the comics in the post for teachers to use as a comment.
I'm adding here in the right order and to show the…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on April 12, 2023 at 18:22 — No Comments
Save the Children has recently published a global study entitled: "Protect A Generation Report: The impact of COVID-19 on children". It is based on a global survey to understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on children and their families, and to hear directly from children themselves. The survey is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind – capturing the voices of over 25,000 children, parents and caregivers from 37 countries.
You can access the…
Added by Justin Sharpe on September 20, 2020 at 18:59 — No Comments
I have developed a lesson, resources and webinar for students of all ages who might be away from school currently. This is available on YouTube as well as on the edu4drr.org website!
The resources are available for students as well as parents/carers or teachers to print out at home. There are exercises to fill in for hail formation as well as a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a 'formation of hail' diagram. The PowerPoint presentation is available to view or follow along…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on July 2, 2020 at 14:00 — No Comments
This collection, made possible with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on many aspects of children and disaster. The short, easy-to-read articles condense recent research findings to help those working in the field stay current on topics related to children—how they are vulnerable, how caregivers and emergency managers can…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on September 6, 2019 at 13:44 — No Comments
An initial comic strip was developed that could be used either in newspapers or via the Internet to help younger children access DRR messages. 52 episodes of the comic strip were completed and initially distributed on the edu4drr.org website, as well as through social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The comic strip scripts and montages were created by Justin Sharpe, using an iPad App called ‘Toon ToolKit’. The characters were initially drawn and created by John A Abbott of Jot…
This blog post outlines some of the issues of systemic climate risk, possible approaches to dealing with it that aren't necessarily being utilised (around learning that is meaningful and actionable) and is driven from my knowledge and work on disaster risk reduction learning. It's a short blog, but if you are in a hurry or need a policy brief, this is provided at the top of the blog! I will work on an infographic and add…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on July 22, 2019 at 8:30 — No Comments
The original versions of these are almost four years old now, but after some being translated into major European languages that are spoken globally I wanted to be inclusive of other languages. This relies on meeting the right people and for this I relied on my good friend Tatiana Saraeva who translated here into Russian language! I am including the first seven below, with hopefully more to come soon. As…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on February 26, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments
I wanted to show my PhD research findings in an easily digestible and accessible manner, so I created this infographic:
Added by Justin Sharpe on October 4, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments
The original versions of these are almost four years old now, but after some being translated into major European languages that are spoken globally I wanted to be inclusive of other languages. This relies on meeting the right people and for this I relied on my good friend Hayat Ibrahim who translated here into Bahasa Malaysian language! I am including the first 15 below, with hopefully more to come soon. As ever I am thankful and appreciate he kindness of others in giving…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on October 2, 2017 at 19:22 — No Comments
I have read an interesting blog written by Robert Glasser from UNISDR, with the WCDRR coming up in Cancun. I agree with many of the points made, and would like to see more culturally appropriate community/family led and oriented DRR communication and learning projects given more credence and attention. My research with #CERT and #Listos in the US is showing that these can have a more significant impact on long term cognition, behaviour sand action towards disaster risk and response.…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on May 15, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments
Today we have Silly Timmy disaster comic strips (episodes 1-15 in Italian). Translation today, is courtesy of Lorenzo Guadagno. THANK YOU! Grazie mille!Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on March 17, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments
A year ago I travelled to Indonesia to attend a workshop on culture and disaster risk reduction. This is my story....Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on February 18, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments
Today we have a Silly Timmy comic strip (episodes 1-15 in Portuguese) this is fantastic as there are approximately 260 million speakers globally, of which about 215 million are native speakers. This includes: Angola, Brazil, Cape…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on February 1, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments
Not much of an introduction needed for the comic strip. The following Silly Timmy Disaster Comics have been translated into Spanish by Ruben Gonzales, so a big THANK YOU! As always, Artwork by John A Abbott of Jot Studios and stories and montages by Justin Sharpe from…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on January 31, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments
Last week saw the introduction of the Silly Timmy Disaster Comic strip in German, now this week we have French with thanks to Maya Schaerer (a long time member of edu4drr.org) for the translation. I hope to be adding more as time goes on and as they become…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on January 30, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments
Silly Timmy in German ! Not a great deal to say apart from to thank Thorsten Ulbich (Vielen Dank!) for his efforts. Here are ALL of them!! PowerPoint file with both English and German translations included at the bottom of the page!too!
As always, Artwork by John A Abbott of Jot Studios and stories and montages by Justin Sharpe from …Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on January 27, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments
So after visiting CERT in Santa Barbara, having generated some 80,000 words of transcription, imported into MaxQDA for coding, then coded there is still an overwhelming amount of data. So I wanted to visualise how CERT training enabled TL phases to be triggered and then associating that to the outcome. A couple of weeks ago I produced a base model for this, then I…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on January 26, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments
I have added this as a blog as well as being accessible from he menu bar as I am able to see page views and therefore see if the resources are being used! If you plan to use or have used any of the resources, do please comment below the resources! The resources have been designed to be used in a setting where sheets might be printed out and photocopied for classroom use.…Continue
Added by Justin Sharpe on January 5, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments
This morning I noted the following article on The Guardian website:
"Government failing to protect communities at risk of flooding", MPs say http://gu.com/p/4kjb3
Below is my response with a link to the paper that outlines my research in more detail:
The need for a more ideal response from government, rather than the idea of response is what may be required. I recently pointed this out in a journal article in which I argue…
Added by Justin Sharpe on June 9, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments