Using multimedia tools to engage learners in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Prevention at all ages.

I recently gave a virtual presentation to a forum called 'Time to Teach' at Saint-Petersburg university of management and economics. It was an interesting experience as I had all two weeks notice to put together a presentation on how learners of all ages can be engaged in DRR via the use of multimedia. This allowed me to showcase some of the material on edu4drr as well as the Silly Timmy comic which was first seen on this website and has since been piloted in Iran. The subsequent paper written with Yasamin Izadkhah will be out in the Disaster Prevention and Management Journal next year (2014), so so look out for it. 

After trying to initially present using the system that the forum organisers had in place there was far too much feedback and noise so I presented via Skype with my PowerPoint linked into their system. It was a strange experience because although translation was in place for the Russian speakers this was not simultaneous and so resulted in me speaking, being translated, showing slides etc and moving on. I am attaching a pdf version with working links to this short blog so that you can access it. It also has some useful applied theory that I put together with Ilan Kelman on a paper for the International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education and which can be viewed here or downloaded. It is a thorough review of DRR education and makes suggestions based on three educational theories of how DRR could be effectively integrated into DRR curricular in England.

Taken together, I hope that these two different approaches to DRR education are useful to members.

Sharpe_JE_Time_To_Teach_Presentation.pdf

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