29 March 2016
For Immediate Release
The Time Travel methodology has for the last five years made a paradigm shift from focusing on the local history to its use on contemporary issues. Much of this change has started in South Africa and then developed in other Bridging Ages countries. There is therefore a need to again define the Time Travel method in today’s society, what do we want to achieve, what is the goal, the main content and basic pedagogical tools
Time Travel experts from various countries in the Bridging Ages organization have been invited to discuss goal, direction and content of the Time Travel method. The idea is to make the Time Travel method sharper and clearer in order to strengthen the method and Bridging Ages. The result will be a document on the Time Travel method that will work as the basis for manuals and communication material. This document will be processed and presented at the Bridging Ages conference in Kalmar 13-16 September 2016 and used in the trainings in the Bridging Ages countries.
Time Travel is one of Freedom Park’s Education programs aimed at engaging with the past, present and the future. In the 2015/16 financial year a number of Time Travel activities were conducted. Most of the activities were jointly conducted in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture as well as Bridging Ages South Africa. Bridging Ages International also played a supportive role in ensuring the implementation of the Time Travel methodology.
On 29 – 31 March 2016 the Department of Arts and Culture, Bridging Ages South Africa and Bridging Ages International, the Swedish and Finnish Embassies will stage the International Seminar on Time Travel. The seminar will be attended by Time Travel experts from Sweden, United States of America, Finland, Estonia, Italy, Turkey, Kenya, Uganda, etc.
Mamelodi High School learners will be participants in the seminar. The 1985 Mamelodi massacre will form part of the discourse in how it impacts on Time Travel Methodologies. The Swedish and the Finish embassies will conduct the seminar at their residence on the 30th and 31rd March 2016 respectively.
Details of the seminar are as follows:
29 March 2016 – 01 April 2016 at 11h00
Day 1 – 29 March 2016 from 10h30 @ Freedom Park.
Day 2 – 30 March 2016 to be held @ Swedish Residence
Day 3 – 31 March 2016 to be held @Finnish
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