YTT Learning Approach
The YTT Learning Approach revolves around the profound impact of visual expressions in cultivating self-awareness and community understanding. This distinctive approach comprises two key pillars: the YTT Visual Language and the YTT Methodology.
YTT Visual Language
Through drawing, people can express clearly their thoughts and feelings independently of dialect, nationality or education (Arizpe, Colomer, & Martínez Roldán, 2014).
Similar to spoken languages, the YTT visual language encompasses three temporal dimensions: the past, present, and future.
Each participant embarks on our Learning Approach by crafting visual narratives of their personal history – Yesterday; their ongoing experiences – Today; and their aspirational visions for the days ahead – Tomorrow.
The outcomes are vibrant, impactful images that distinctly articulate each individual's voice.
40 year old Somali woman
14 year old Congolese girl
17 year old Pakistani boy
9 year old Iraqi girl
13 year old Iraqi-Kurdistan boy
21 year old Ukrainian woman
Applying the YTT visual language as the baseline structure allows for specifically designed program content that employs the activation of emotional/cognitive empathy, perspective-taking and fosters the concepts of gender, identity, cultural/ethnic differences and social comprehension.
Social psychology is also applied as a theoretical background, particularly the intergroup contact theory by Allport (1954). This holistic framework empowers participants, promoting unity and awareness within diverse backgrounds.