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 adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2011 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 2013 an international advanced qualification, the "Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS in Human Rights Education" starting in January 2013.
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):
Non-School Context (nonformal 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
- 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 2013 Application Deadline: September 30, 2012
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