Thursday, 29 August 2013

SURVEY: Erasmus+: new opportunities for partnerships

The 2013 Education, Training and Youth Forum organised by the European Commission will take place on 17-18 October in Brussels. It promotes the idea of “Working together for Reforms” and emphasises the need for policy makers and key stakeholders to work in partnership, in order to foster the successful implementation of reforms at national and regional level, in particular through the opportunities offered by the new  “Erasmus+” programme. To prepare an open and rich discussion at the Forum, all stakeholders are called upon to take part in the online consultation set up by EUCIS-LLL and make their voice heard.

Please read EUCIS-LLL’s INFONOTE in Erasmus+ and partnerships, and take part in the SURVEY: Erasmus+: new opportunities for partnerships? before 4 October 2013.
Please also spread this information around as we would like to collect as many contributions as possible. Many thanks!

the DARE board

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Report on themes/focus of third phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2015-forward)

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights just released a report on its consultation of states, national human rights institutions and other relevant stakeholders on the target sectors, focus areas or thematic human rights issues for the third phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2015-forward). The feedback received has shown a diversity of approaches and priorities among the respondents, often reflecting national and regional contexts; some global patterns and general conclusions are presented at the end of the report.

DARE submitted recommendations and DARE members actively participated in the on-line civil society consultation organised by HREA and the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (WG on HREL) of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN (CoNGO) from 20 February-19 March 2013.

Next Start January 2014: Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS Human Rights Education / Nächste Durchführung Januar 2014: CAS Menschenrechtsbildung

Nächste Durchführung Januar 2014: CAS Menschenrechtsbildung / CAS Human Rights Education

Menschenrechte sind die Basis für ein friedliches Zusammenleben einer Gesellschaft. Doch nur wenn Menschen von ihren Rechten wissen, können Menschen ihre Rechte für sich in Anspruch nehmen und sich gleichzeitig auch solidarisch für die Rechte von anderen einsetzen („empowerment“). Menschenrechtsbildungsprozesse laufen in verschiedenen Kontexten (schulisch, ausserschulisch, …) ab.

Aufgrund des grossen Interesses am CAS Menschenrechtsbildung und im Kontext und in Verbindung mit der neuen UNO-Deklaration zu Menschenrechtsbildung und -training bietet die Pädagogische Hochschule Zentralschweiz PHZ auch 2014 ab Januar den CAS „Menschenrechtsbildung“ an. Der praxisorientierte Zertifikatslehrgang verfolgt das Ziel, Teilnehmende für eine Rolle als Trainer/-innen und Multiplikator/-innen der Menschenrechtsbildung zu qualifizieren. Die Teilnehmenden erlangen ein international anerkanntes Certificate of Advanced Studies PHZ in Menschenrechtsbildung.

Der CAS Menschenrechtsbildung richtet sich an Personen, die in unterschiedlichen Kontexten als Multiplikatorinnen und Multiplikatoren für Menschenrechtsbildung wirken möchten. Dazu gehören u. a.:

Schulischer Kontext (formelle Menschenrechtsbildung)
- Lehrpersonen (mit Koordinationsaufgabe für fächerübergreifende Themen) aller Schulstufen
- PH- und Hochschuldozierende

Ausserschulischer Kontext (nonformelle Menschenrechtsbildung)
- Mitarbeitende von staatlichen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Institutionen und Organisationen (u. a. Betreuung von Mitgliedern)
- Mitarbeitende der Personalentwicklung in Unternehmen

Da Menschenrechtsbildung meistens nicht als eigenes Fach, sondern als fächerübergreifendes Thema im schulischen Kontext behandelt wird, nehmen Absolventinnen und Absolventen in Schulen die Funktion als Ansprechperson und KoordinatorIn wahr.

In staatlichen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Institutionen und Organisationen (z. B. der Menschenrechte, der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, …) und in Unternehmen sind Absolventinnen und Absolventen für Prozesse der Awarenessbuilding für menschenrechtliche Herausforderungen und des „empowerments“ verantwortlich.

Die Teilnehmenden setzen sich mit den spezifischen Methoden der Menschenrechtsbildung, Materialien und Instrumenten auseinander und lernen sie anwenden. Sie erarbeiten sich zusammen mit internationalen Expertinnen und Experten aus der Praxis spezifische Zusatzkompetenzen im Bereich Menschenrechtsbildung, um in ihrem individuellen Kontext (schulisch oder ausserschulisch) als Multiplikatorin bzw. Multiplikator ihre pädagogische Funktion wahrzunehmen und andere in ihrem Berufsfeld beim Thema Menschenrechtsbildung zu beraten.

Kursumfang
10 Credit Points gemäss European Credit Transfer System (ECTS); dies entspricht einem Aufwand von 300 Arbeitsstunden (inkl. Präsenzveranstaltungen, eLearning, Konferenzteilnahmen, Exkursionen, Vor- und Nachbereitung, Selbststudium, CAS-Abschlussarbeit).

Die Präsenzveranstaltungen finden in Luzern (Schweiz) statt.

Der CAS HRE ist berufsbegleitend absolvierbar. Die Präsenzveranstaltungen finden in kompakten Blöcken bzw. Blockwochen statt.

Dauer
Januar - Dezember 2014

Anmeldeschluss
15. September 2013

Weitere Information
PD Dr. Peter G. Kirchschläger, 041 228 47 33, peter.kirchschlaeger@phz.ch

Voranmeldung (ab sofort)
nicole.ospelt@phz.ch

Flyer CAS Menschenrechtsbildung (pdf)
Anmeldung (pdf)

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Next Start January 2014: Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS Human Rights Education

Human rights are the fundament of a peaceful coexistence of a society. But only when women and men know about their human rights, they can claim them for themselves and – in solidarity – for others (“empowerment“). Human rights education is taking place in different contexts (formal, non-formal,…). To close the global gap in further training opportunities in human rights education, in the context of and linked with the new UN Declaration of Human Rights Education and Training and because of the high interest in the “Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS in Human Rights Education”, the University of Teacher Education Central Switzerland (PHZ) is running again in 2014 an international advanced qualification, the “Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS in Human Rights Education” starting in January 2014. The CAS Human Rights Education aims to qualify the participants for a role as trainer and multiplier of human rights education for their specific context.

The participants will achieve an internationally recognized Certificate of Advanced Studies PHZ in Human Rights Education.

Alumni of the CAS “Human Rights Education” will be able to fulfill pedagogical functions in different professional contexts:

School Context (formal human rights education):
- Teachers of all levels (e. g. with a coordinating role for cross-curricular topics)
- Professors/Lecturers of Universities of Teacher Education/Teacher Colleges

Non-School Context (nonformal human rights education):
- Employees of state and civil society institutions and organizations (e. g. members‘ support)
- Those employed in corporate human resources management

In the formal context you can be responsible for this transversal topic.

In the nonformal context you can be responsible in state and non-governmental organizations and corporations for human rights education enhancing the “mainstreaming of human rights”, the awareness-building for human rights challenges and for the potential of “empowerment”.

The participants will learn to use specific methods, materials and instruments of human rights education. They will achieve in dialogue with the faculty of the CAS "Human Rights Education" (international experts in the practice of human rights education) specific additional competencies in human rights education to be able to be a trainer and a multiplier of human rights education in their individual context (formal or nonformal) and to consult others within their professional context in the field of human rights education.

The CAS “Human Rights Education” will be bilingual in English and German.

Duration:
10 Credit Points of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) (internationally recognized); this corresponds to a workload of 300 hours (incl. presence units, eLearning units, conference modules, study visits, preparation, postprocessing, private study, CAS thesis).

The presence units of the CAS "Human Rights Education" take place in Lucerne (Switzerland) (2 hours train ride from Strasbourg (European Court of Human Rights) and 3 hours train ride from Geneva (UN)).

The participation in the CAS "Human Rights Education" can be extra-occupational. The presence units take place in compact blocks respectively in block weeks.

January - December 2014

Application Deadline: September 15, 2013

Pre-Application: nicole.ospelt@phz.ch

Further information: PD Dr. Peter G. Kirchschlaeger, +41-41-228 47 33, peter.kirchschlaeger@phz.ch

Flyer CAS Human Rights Education (PDF)

Application (PDF)

New manual on violence prevention

Cover of 'Human Total: A Violence Prevention Learning Resource'
HREA announces the release of Human Total: A Violence Prevention Learning Resource, a new manual created by HREA, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP) and the Instituto Mexicano de Investigación Familia y de Población (IMIFAP).

"Adolescence is an ideal time to promote attitudes and behaviours that prevent interpersonal violence. Human Total is the first resource to blend life skills with human rights education" says HREA's Founder and Senior Advisor, Felisa Tibbitts, who helped prepare the pilot draft of the manual.

Human Total will be a vital resource for students, educators and parents. Targeted towards young people between the ages of 10 and 14, the manual helps learners understand attitudes that promote violent behaviour (often brought about by the misuse of alcohol) by males and cultivates methods to minimise these behaviours’ harms and prevent their perpetuation.

Human Total contains 32 adaptable lesson plans, including ways to recognise and understand violence in social contexts and techniques for minimising violence through education about human rights and active participation in the community. The manual also features a note for facilitators on how to use it, tools for outreach to parents and guardians, recommendations for additional resources, and eight annexes with supplemental information. The resource was piloted in El Salvador and Kenya.

Human Total: A Violence Prevention Learning Resource is currently available in English (PDF) and will soon be available in Spanish as well.

Raoul Wallenberg Institute Fellowship – Human Rights Education in Higher Education

Dear Colleagues,

We are advertising a fellowship in human rights education in higher education.
Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested. I am very grateful.

http://rwi.lu.se/2013/08/fellowship-human-rights-education-in-higher-education/

Application procedure

To apply for this position, please send cover letter and detailed CV/resume in English as well as copies of relevant certificates by e‐mail to: emma.melander_borg@rwi.lu.se, no later than 23 August 2013.

All the very best regards and many thanks,

Emma Melander Borg
RWI

Friday, 9 August 2013

Law-Related Education in Adult Learning - Best Practices for Free Download

In the framework of an EU Grundtvig project, seven European NGOs collaborated on the topic: “Demanding Fundamental Rights: Law-Related Education in Adult Learning”. The project aimed to increase the legal literacy of adult learners as a core social and civic skill, and improve the quality and accessibility of law-related education. Knowledge of rights and legal issues empowers individuals and communities to participate in the democratic process, get access to public services and demand their fundamental rights.

The partners exchanged knowledge, best practices, staff and learners, and assessed strategies in designing, delivering and evaluating law-related education. Among the approaches shared are low-threshold legal services, empowerment of victims of domestic violence, law-related simulations and dissemination strategies to build these skills among diverse groups of adult learners.

Best practices with a potential for transfer are featured in the publication "Demanding Fundamental Rights: Law-Related Education in Adult Learning". The publication aims to share these success stories across Europe and inspire other adult education providers. Please click to find a project summary and the publication for download in the EUROPEAN SHARED TREASURE database.

Overcoming Group-Focused Hostility - Best Practices for Free Download

Six European NGOs launched a network on Adult Education Strategies to Overcome Group-Focused Hostility in Europe. In the framework of an EU Grundtvig project, the partners shared best practices, discussed national particularities of tackling group-focused hostility and identified common all-European approaches.

The partners evaluated practices against racism, anti-immigrant attitudes, antisemitism, anticiganism and homophobia. Special attention was paid to reflection on the political, economical and social contexts of group-focused hostility in the respective countries, and the common core elements of devaluating "weak" groups in European societies.

Best practices with a potential for transfer are featured in the publication "Adult Education Strategies to Overcome Group-Focused Hostility in Europe". Please click to find a project summary and the publication for download in the EUROPEAN SHARED TREASURE database.