This module provides students with diverse migration stories that help to identify various reasons for migration, which may occur concurrently or over the migration journey. The module challenges policy categories conventionally assigned to migrants and also make student reflect about their own mobility, either as migrants or tourists, and how this relates to experiences of other young people in the world.
What your students will learn
General learning outcome
Explore the diverse reasons why people migrate
Specific learning outcomes
Identify and categorise reasons why people migrate
Learn to question categorisations in the public debate on migration
Discover mechanisms that underscore decisions to migrate
Class structure and timeline
Preparation before class
Students read three stories and create a map representing one migration story.
Development in class
Activity 1: Who is a migrant 1.0
Activity 2: Migrant stories: discussion and mindmap
Activity 3: At the airport
Activity 4: Definition: Who is a migrant 2.0?
Summary and closing
Students collect a migrant’s story.