May 15th, 2018
X Report on the care condition of cancer patients
ONCOLOGICAL PREVENTION: IMPROVING COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND LANGUAGES TO GROW CULTURE AND INCREASE ACCESS TO SCREENING
Visual Journalism and Participatory Diagrams, innovation in cancer prevention education
Rome, 17 May 2018 - Despite all the progress of recent years on cancer prevention, much can still be done to increase the level of information and awareness on prevention, bridge the gap between northern and southern Italy and increase access to screening oncology. Innovation in methods, languages and training tools is an important key for
further spread the culture of prevention.
These are the themes at the center of the chapter 'Innovation in the methods of education in the culture of prevention in oncology: Visual Journalism and Participated Diagrams' of the 'X Report on the condition of care of cancer patients', presented today in the Senate during the XIII Day of the cancer patient, organized by FAVO (Italian Federation of
Voluntary Associations in Oncology).
The chapter is edited by Luigia Tauro - cancer survivor and a long career in digital innovation and then devoted full time to the topics of cancer prevention - who coordinated a working group composed, among others, by Matteo Moretti, researcher and teacher of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Dr. Lucia Mangone - President of AIRTUM, Dr. Maximum
Annicchiarico - General Director of AUSL Modena and FIASO delegate, dr. Marco Zappa - head of the National Screening Observatory.
Luigia Tauro is now an entrepreneur in the area of social innovation, dealing with new tools and languages to educate on prevention; created "KnowAndBe.live plus Knowledge, less Fear" (www.knowandbe.live), the first digital and transmedial education program for cancer prevention, the contents of which are scientifically validated thanks to the collaboration with AIMaC (the association founded in 1997 with the aim of providing cancer patients and their families with "information therapy" to deal with the disease, from diagnosis to treatment).
"Currently in Italy there is still a lot of lack of awareness about the importance of cancer prevention, despite many information sites, press and online campaigns. There are also strong north-south disparities both in the incidence of tumors and in survival. It is therefore necessary to continue working to fill this information gap, to increase the culture of prevention and to significantly expand prevention practices and access to cancer screening "explains Luigia Tauro. "Participated Diagrams and Visual Journalism techniques, based on experiential learning, can truly contribute effectively to achieving new collective awareness goals in this area" continues Luigia Tauro.
Active and shared learning
Much, therefore, can still be done to significantly expand the culture of prevention. For example, by innovating training techniques and using the most suitable languages for adult learning methods which must be based on a variety of styles, stimuli, times, places and speeds, to allow each person to find the preferred learning channel . Or by leveraging the importance of experience in adult learning processes (the so-called 'experiential learning').
Visual Journalism and Participatory Diagrams
From these considerations and from the work developed by Luigia Tauro together with the teachers of the Visual Journalism Platform of the Free University of Bolzano, the first participatory experience that can be replicated on cancer prevention in Italy was born, KnowAndBe.live's Participated Diagrams, designed with the aim of increase awareness of small communities on
cancer prevention, with a physical approach, that is, tangible and perceptible through senses other than sight, and a playful approach.
"The 'physical representation of the data' allows the person to interact with figures such as the incidence of cancer and survival which, if only read or listened to, are often not fully understood. In this way, however, exploring and living material tools helps to better assimilate the meaning hidden behind the data and to prepare for action. "Prof. Matteo Moretti of the Free University of Bolzano.
Participated Diagrams in the XIII Day of the Cancer Patient
The Participatory Diagrams will be part of the initiatives of the XIII Giornata of the Oncological Patient. On 19 and 20 May, from 10.00 at the Angelicum Congress Center in Largo Angelicum, 1 (Rome) you can participate for free and without registration in this active and shared learning experience.