05 August 2015

North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
e-learning course Global Education: the Human Rights Dimension
31 August - 25 September 2015
Deadline for application: 23 August 2015

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is happy to announce the next e-learning course Global Education: the Human Rights Dimension. The course has been developed in partnership between the North South Centre (NSC) and The Network University

North-South Centre's mandate is to provide a framework for North-South co-operation to increase public awareness of global interdependence issues and promote policies of solidarity in conformity with the aims and principles of the Council of Europe: respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

The Network University (TNU) facilitates innovative learning and capacity building for a global network of professionals, students, non-profit organizations, agencies and networks, specializing in creating e-tools for education and networking in the field of development.
Please be aware that the course regards an online learning course and does not involve any travelling. However, in order to participate, you need to have regular access to the Internet. It has been designed to complement the Global Education Guidelines, a pedagogical tool for educators and policy makers to understand and implement Global Education, and share with a wider audience concepts and approaches promoted by the North-South Centre’s Global Education programme.

'Global Education - The Human Rights Dimension' provides an introduction to human rights education as part of the Global Education context, and deals with its concepts, approaches, strategies and action, by considering its interconnections between the global and local.  

The course explores the ways of addressing the issues in theory and practice, reflecting on the ideal state considering the evidence from the reality, and developing new ways of understanding and promoting human rights education in the contexts of the participants.
The specific contents include:
• Introduction to global education
• Human rights in the context of global education
• Human rights education
• Mapping of existing human rights action at a local level
• Dilemmas and challenges in human rights education
• Development of strategies for action
• Reflecting on cross-cutting issues
• Activities design
• Action planning

Specific aims of the course
• To offer a platform to exchange ideas on human rights education
• To reflect on the concepts related to global education, human rights and human rights education
• To develop a better understanding of human rights education in practice
• To explore the dilemmas and challenges in human rights education
• To assist in developing activities 
• To connect local and international practitioners and other relevant actors in the field
• To strengthen the network of global and human rights education practitioners 

For whom?
The course in general is targeted at people working in or with human rights education, either as part of international organisations, national educational institutions or those working for national and local civil society organisations. The course also welcomes students with a special interest in the topic.

Course requirements
Please note that all participants should:
• be in command of the English language; 
• be able to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week (every week) on course work; 
• have basic ICT skills and a minimum of internet access.

The North South Centre will provide scholarships of € 400, corresponding to the course value. The scholarships will be granted to selected applications on the basis of quality of the application.

Howl to apply

Please be aware that an application should consist of the online form and the word document. 

For more information please go to the application page.

The deadline for submitting the complete application is 23 August 2015. Only applications that are complete will be considered. We will inform all applicants about the selection on 26 August 2015.

Please note that participation in this course requires an active collaborative participation taking at least 10 hours per week for four weeks!


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