Enhancing individual empowerment is the main goal of the fledgling UNESCO Chair on “Visual Anticipation and Futures Literacy towards Visual Literacy” established at the Open University of Cyprus in July.
This is what Associate Professor Vayia Karaiskou who is the chairholder told Philenews in an interview.
Karaiskou also said the Chair focuses on supporting societal inclusion, transcultural empathy and solidarity as well.
To achieve this goal, the UNESCO Chair will run Visual Literacy workshops based on the Futures Literacy methodology, and design tools that will enhance and expand the impact of the workshops.
The Chair will introduce the Visual Literacy methodology and tools to researchers at a variety of fields enhancing the impact of their work.
As well as to students of secondary and higher education, to active citizens and to educators of all levels, enriching teaching methods and fostering the impact of their work.
The Chair is committed to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which calls on all countries, institutions and individuals to act urgently towards enhancing resilience for the sake of a peaceful and prosperous present and future.