Teaching Human Rights Workshop

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 AM - Sun , October 15, 2017 2:00 PM

Join us for a two-day interactive workshop to build your knowledge of human rights, develop skills to teach human rights to your students, and build/strengthen your capacity to promote respect and empathy within your school or community.

Saturday, October 14th - 9:00-4:00pm
Sunday, October 15th - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Certificate of completion from Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights will be awarded.

Program Goals

This workshop will develop the capacity of participants to engage in human rights education - to foster knowledge, skills, attitudes and action for the protection and promotion of human rights among students using rights-based teaching methods. This workshop will include participatory learning activities and active discussion that draws on participants’ own knowledge and perspectives. Participants will:

-Learn key human rights concepts, international law and strategies for human rights advocacy
-Be introduced to and practice rights-based teaching approaches, which include participatory, interactive and experiential learning methods that respect human rights.
-Design and facilitate a human rights learning activity
-Learn how human rights education can meet state standard requirements

Workshop content will be tailored to meet the needs and interests of participants.

Prior knowledge of human rights is not required. Please feel free to email humanrightsed@columbia.edu with the subject “Teaching Human Rights Workshop” with any questions.

Limited fellowships available on a rolling basis. To apply go to:
https://goo.gl/forms/pQN0ZlNukGYd19vK2

Enroll by Wednesday, October 11th.