Human Rights Education: Addressing Global Challenges, on-line course

Deadline: 27 October 2010
Open to: practitioners in the field of education and development, teachers, social and youth workers, policy-makers, civil servants and local and regional authorities
Course date: 8 November – 3 December 2010

Following the launching of the Global Education Guidelines the NSC Global Education programme offered its first Global Education on-line training course in 2009. This introductory online training course on global education (GE), with a particular focus on human rights (HR), targets practitioners in the field of education and development, teachers, social and youth workers, as well as policy-makers, civil servants and local and regional authorities.

With this on-line training-course, the North-South Centre is reinforcing its capacity-building dimension within its Global Education programme and reinforcing its international networking strategy for more and better global education in Europe and beyond. It also responds to the Council of Europe strategy for Intercultural Dialogue.

This four-week long online learning course involves 8 hours of learning per week, which includes reading, discussion and response to interactive exercises. It is based on approximately 150 pages of educational material that include a diversity of interactive individual and group exercises with coached assignments, a glossary and a virtual library as well as a discussion forum. Such exercises aim at developing competences in the fields of team-building, mapping of GE/HR situation in participants’ countries, GE/HR strategies and GE/HR activity development.

The overall evaluation of the pilot course was very positive, with a high rating of satisfaction among the participants’ evaluation questionnaire, considering participants’ diverse professional and geographical background.

Evaluation questionnaire assessed the useful/missing aspects of the course; relevance of the exercises/pedagogical tools/time-frame; role of the coaches; improvement of the course; increased knowledge acquisition by participants and possible impact on professional background after the course.

Participants professional background varied from Youth leaders, Educators, Civil Society activist, International organisations, Local Authorities and Ministries, from countries from all continents.

All participants should meet the following requirements:
– be in command of the English language
– be able to spend a minimum of 8 hours per week on course work
– have basic ICT skills and reliable access to internet

Please note that this is a moderated online course. This means that you will work together with other participants online, and no travelling will be necessary.

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