Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Help learners understand where, why, and how migration happens

There have been urgent recent calls for curricula to address issues of migration. Yet 78% of British teachers asked by the Runnymede Trust said they needed more support “to equip them to teach migration more sensitively and effectively.”

On this course, teachers can develop their skills to explain where and why migration happens. You’ll learn how to interpret big data sets, examining migration research through video and learning activities.

You’ll also explore creative methods of storytelling, visual arts, and design to humanise migration stories through arts and empathic learning.

What topics will you cover?

  • Developing teachers’ capacities and skills to access big data sets and contemporary research by providing the guidance, tools, and experience through video and learning activities delivered online

  • Sharing and shaping understanding of the role of creative methods of storytelling, visual arts, and design to humanise migrant stories through creative and empathic learning

  • Exploring the combined importance of both data-led evidence and arts to tackle global challenges such as migration, inequality, and development

  • Equipping learners with skills in critical thinking, data, independent investigation, and understanding reliability of sources

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for teachers educators who want to know how to teach migration using data and storytelling. It would also appeal to anyone learning from home interested in these issues, or educators and learners interested in critical thinking, data skills, independent investigation, and understanding the reliability of sources.

Who developed the course?

SOAS University of London

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.


The UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub (MIDEQ) unpacks the complex and multi-dimensional relationships between migration and inequality in the context of the Global South.

MIDEQ is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)


PositiveNegatives produces comics, animations and other stories about contemporary social and humanitarian issues, including conflict, migration and gender. We support learners to make connections between their own lives and others, by unlocking vital research through storytelling. By collaborating with educators, researchers and artists we co-create free educational activities encouraging critical thinking, creativity and compassion on vital global themes.