Education Research Trainings and Workshop

The 1st Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human Rights

Institute of the Human Rights and Peace Studies29
March – 1 April 2017
Institute of the Human
Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP),
Mahidol
University, Salaya Campus, Thailand
The main objective of the
workshop was to develop lecturer skills and knowledge for teaching human
rights at the undergraduate and graduate level. The
four-day workshop was attended by 28 lecturers comprising of 26 from
Southeast Asia (including member of AUN- HRE and SEAHRN) and 2 lecturers from
Northeast Asia (Fudan University, China and National University of
Mongolia).The workshop divided into three main sessions
namely:

  1. Human Rights
    Background
    covered key concept of international human rights
    law and its standard (Human rights fundamentals; Human rights and its
    protection in SEA; Economic, Social, Cultural Rights & Civil and
    Political Rights; Women Rights; International Law and Human Rights; and
    Political, Social, and Historical Contexts), as well as discuss on how to
    structure and teach a class on fundamental issues.

2. Teaching and
Learning Methodologies
provided skills in effective lecturing
for human rights: class organization, presentation, lecturing, use of power
points and other multimedia as well as learning activities/method for a human
rights classroom

3.
Teaching Human Rights included class plan
preparation covered developing a basic syllabus, course plans, structuring
classes-class outline, and example exercises or assessments.

The participants provided positive feedback about the
workshop. They stated they were leaving with a better understanding on key
concept of international human rights law and its standard and how to
structure and teach a class on fundamental issues; develop a basic
syllabus/course plans, in particular lecturing skills and learning
activities/ methodologies for teaching human rights at the undergraduate and
graduate level. They have recommended that to giving more time on teaching
and learning methodologies.

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