Antimicrobial Resistance #4 – Development of the open schooling projects (Sequence 1)

Author(s)

Irene Drymiotou

Institution(s)

University of Cyprus

The aim of this activity is to promote knowledge construction and validation, creative action, as well as self-efficacy through collaboration among the students to create possible solutions to AMR while taking ownership of their learning. The activity introduces students to their mission to start an awareness-raising campaign for AMR consisting of different open schooling projects, thus having an impact at the local level. The different open schooling projects and guiding steps are summarised in the Students’ resources section below.

Age

  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15

Topic

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Connecting schools and society

Duration

  • Between 5-10 hours

Students’ resources

A multitude of different open schooling projects can be implemented as part of this activity, such as creating a poster, flyer, video or conducting a survey or a debate. Below, you will find the guiding steps for developing a poster. Detailed instructions on how to develop other types of materials are available in the Students’ materials at Download section at the bottom of the page.

Project: Let’s spread the word about AMR – Poster (printed and digital)

General aim: To present information about AMR.

Target audience:

What is your target audience? (e.g., Farmers, hospitals, public, pharmacies, media)

Write the Content (depending on the target group):

  • What is AMR?
  • Why is it important to learn about AMR?
  • Solutions?

Steps:

  1. Read the content and decide what you want to include – Keep the text brief!
  2. Collect the visuals you are going to use (e.g., graphs, photos, infographics)
  3. You can create your own visuals. 
  4. Decide whether you are doing a digital poster using an application or a software programme or a design tool to create the poster or whether you are doing a handwritten poster or a combination of the above.
  5. If the poster is digital, then indicate the programme you are going to use.

For inspiration, click here or here.

Teachers’ resources

The teacher presents the open schooling projects to the students and facilitates the formation of groups of 4 and the assignment of roles within the group (i.e., project manager, content creator, illustrator, editor).

What is a human library?

The “human library” method is frequently used to establish open conversations with people one would not meet in their daily routine, and this is what makes it so interesting in the context of science education. In the MULTIPLIERS project, the method is being used to promote meaningful interactions between students and stakeholders involved in socio-scientific issues, while also eliciting interest in future career paths in science.

Take a look at the expert interviews recorded by our students during the MULTIPLIERS awareness-raising campaign on Antimicrobial Resistance in Nicosia, Cyprus!