PART II, SECTION 7 – STRATEGIES AND TOOLS – NATIONAL LEVEL

USING MODULE 20 IN A TRAINING PROGRAM

EDUCATION FOR EMPOWERMENT - SOME REFLECTIONS

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The purpose of Module 20 is to provide a perspective on human rights education and to sug≠gest ways to develop creative education program for the advancement of ESC rights.

This module should help trainees understand/clarify for themselves:

  • the importance of developing a perspective on education before embarking on conducting educational programs;
  • how educational practices can diminish as well as enhance a personís dignity;
  • elements of an educational program for a rights-based approach; and
  • some ideas for conducting a creative human rights education program.

Suggested Methods

This module should be presented in a creative way to stress the point that human rights edu≠cation should be a creative process.

®      Discussion of the song: The song reproduced in the module should be discussed by the participants either in small groups or all together.† The discussion should help clarify the point that education is not a neutral enterprise.

®      Brainstorming on education for enhancing dignity: In the next step, participants should brainstorm on the elements of an educational practice that would enhance dignity.† A trainer should summarize the main points contained in the module.

®      Identifying some creative methods: Finally, participants should identify creative methods, based on their experience, for conducting human rights education programs.† The identi≠fication of creative methods should be an active process with the participants sharing in≠formation about methods they have used and the whole group trying them out during the session.

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