CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Distance education course "INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION" (September 21-December 13, 2005) Dear Colleagues, HREA is calling for applications for the distance learning course: "Introduction to Human Rights Education. The course will be offered from September-December 2005. Course instructor is Felisa Tibbitts. Below you will find a short description of the course. Further information and application forms can be obtained at: http://www.hrea.org/courses/8E.html Please note that the registration deadline for this course is July 1, 2005. Best wishes, Diana Hughes Distance Learning Programme, HREA http://www.hrea.org/courses ---------------------------------- HREA Distance Learning Course 8E05: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION September 21-December 13, 2005 Instructor: Felisa Tibbitts, Executive Director, HREA This course will introduce the international field of human rights education (HRE), including presentations of programming approaches, teaching and learning resources, and related theory. The course is intended for educators and trainers working in both the formal and nonformal sectors. Participants will be assisted in the development of a curriculum, training, or plan to use these skills to further their organization's advocacy efforts. Participants might be expected to apply these skills within formal education settings, for staff development within their own organizations, and for outreach and advocacy. The course has the following sequence. First, it will introduce the human rights framework and programming approaches and teaching materials in use worldwide. This will be followed by a presentation of interactive teaching methods and related pedagogical theory. Participants will then explore discipline-based approaches to HRE, examining programming and sample materials that come from the social sciences, the humanities and the sciences. This will be complemented by an examination of "issue" oriented education and advocacy approaches to HRE, drawing examples from children's rights, women's rights and the rights of minorities. Several sessions will be devoted to building the skills of participants, by reviewing how to develop a learning experience, use the Internet for resources and integration of assessments. The course involves approximately 60 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction among students and instructors, and assignments, and is offered over a 12-week period beginning on September 21st. E-mail will be the main medium for the course, although participants will need to have periodic access to the Web. This course will integrate active and participatory learning approaches within activities and assignments, with an emphasis on reflective and collaborative learning. Participants will do the required reading, prepare interim and final project assignments and participate in group discussions. Application deadline: July 1, 2005 A more detailed course description, course outline, information about the course instructor and application forms can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/courses/8E.html ABOUT HREA's DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMME HREA's Distance Learning Programme (DLP) was initiated in 2000 in response to an unaddressed need for the continuing education of human rights professionals and practitioners. The programme builds on HREA's extensive experience in both the training of professionals (advocates, educators, development workers) and the use of the new information technologies to provide resources and to network human rights advocates and educators. By offering short, practical yet specialised courses via distance learning barriers that prevent many practitioners from participating in continuing education -- such as a lack of time and/or lack of funds to participate in regional or national workshops/trainings -- can be overcome. HREA annually organises distance learning courses on human rights monitoring; research & evaluation in the NGO sector; project development and management; use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for human rights work; rights-based programming; introductions to the European and United Nations human rights systems; and human rights advocacy (in English, Arabic and Russian). For more information about the DLP, please visit: http://www.hrea.org/DLP/ ABOUT HREA Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies. HREA works in partnership with education agencies, NGOs, governments and inter-governmental organisations to implement training programmes for NGO staff, jurists, teachers, and other professionals involved in human rights work. Current and past partners include, inter alia, Amnesty International, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Council of Europe, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HURIDOCS, the Inter-American Institute for Human Rights (IIDH), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Open Society Institute and UNESCO. 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