Netherlands, Middelburg (NL)

Teaching Global Citizenship and Human Rights

when 23 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
duration 1 week
credits 1 ECTS
fee EUR 720

This course will introduce the European field of education for democratic citizenship (EDC) and human rights education (HRE), including the presentation of programming approaches, teaching and learning resources, and related theory. The course is tailored to Dutch-speaking educators and trainers working in both the formal and non-formal sectors. Participants will gain a strong grounding in children’s and human rights, education for democratic citizenship, human rights education, and methodologies so that they can become multipliers (teachers, teacher trainers, youth workers, and policy makers) and advocates for EDC/HRE in Belgium and the Netherlands.

This course will introduce the European field of education for democratic citizenship (EDC) and human rights education (HRE). Intended for educators and trainers working in both the formal and non-formal sectors, it will present programming approaches, teaching and learning resources, and related theory. Participants will be assisted in the development of a curriculum, training, or planning document. Participants might apply the skills they develop within formal education settings, for staff development within their own organisations, or for outreach and advocacy.

This course will begin by providing a foundation in national and European frameworks, laws and policies. Participants will explore where EDC and HRE fit into their curricula and activities. The second day of the course will be dedicated to methodologies. On the following day, participants will study gender mainstreaming and the integration of ICTs and social media. The final course day will tackle competencies and standards and evaluation and assessment.

The working language is Dutch.

Course leader

Frank Elbers (course leader), Fiona Ang (course leader), Sophie Feintuch (course director)

Target group

This course is specifically tailored towards teachers in training (graduate students), teachers, teacher trainers, youth workers in the formal and non-formal sector, and policy makers. Participants should be able to read and write Dutch.

Course aim

The aim of this summer course is to equip participants with a strong grounding in children’s and human rights, education for democratic citizenship, human rights education, and methodologies so that they can become multipliers (teachers, teacher trainers, youth workers, and policy makers) and advocates for EDC/HRE, both in the formal and non-formal sector, in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Participants will acquire knowledge of European and international human rights standards with an emphasis on the rights of children and youth. They will learn about approaches, teaching methods, and laws and policies supporting EDC/HRE. Additionally, they will gain awareness of EDC/HRE resources for youth and adult learners.

The course will allow participants to develop skills in how to design an EDC/HRE program, as well as in how to develop lessons and learning activities and organise trainings. They will gain further skills in mainstreaming gender, applying ICTs and social media, and assessing human rights education activities.

Finally, the course will teach participants the intrinsic value of participatory approaches to formal and non-formal education and the relevance of EDC/HRE to youth

Credits info

1 ECTS
Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 720: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 545: Course + course materials

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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