In times of increasing extremism, xenophobia, violence, and radicalisation, it becomes crucial to building the capacity of education personnel, school leaders and education employers, to promote the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, tolerance, equality, human rights, and solidarity, through education. Teaching and learning about democratic citizenship, human rights, and EU common values are crucial for countering the negative forces of our time and building social inclusion in diverse educational contexts and learning environments.
This MOOC aims to foster the promotion of inclusive education, democratic citizenship, and human rights through the transfer of knowledge about the definitions, frameworks and content of Human Rights Education as well as the analysis of existing and innovative practices on teaching styles, approaches and methods.
The course will run from 29 April to 9 June 2019 and is articulated in three modules:
- Module 1 focuses on international and regional definitions and frameworks concerning Human Rights Education (HRE). Attention is devoted not only to the international and regional standards that are the core content of HRE but also to its goals, principles and main actors. - Module 2 is dedicated to more specific contexts and issues covering a number of areas (such as disability rights and migration) as well as aspects related to inclusive education (such as for instance inclusion of minorities or the preventative role of inclusive education against violence and extremism). - Module 3 deals with the principles of the whole school and a rights-based approach to education. In particular, it stresses the importance of participatory management of the school community, which involves addressing the needs of learners, education personnel and the wider community, not only within the curriculum but across the whole-school and learning environment.