Education Trainings and Workshop

The 4th Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human Rights 2020

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The Strengthening Human Rights and Peace
Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA) programme is
committed to creating a critical mass of human rights and peace academics in
the region. For four years, the SHAPE-SEA programme, under its Education
Committee, has undertaken Lecturer Workshops on Teaching Human Rights to
strengthen the capacities of lecturers invested in teaching human
rights.Supported by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of
Oslo, The 4th
Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human
Rights
was jointly organized by the ASEAN
University Network-Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE) and the Institute of
Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, Thailand. Due the
unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the SHAPE SEA -AUN-HRE programme alongside
the organizers had to get creative in conducting the workshop. The workshop
via an online platform is being used to conduct the workshop originally
planned as a face to face event.The Workshop aims at building capacity of
university lecturers in effectively teaching human rights, enhancing capacity
in learning methods and designing course/syllabus. It also aims at providing platform
for mutually learning among participants and sharing experiences. The
Workshop is divided into two parts, substantial one which covers a wide range
of topics ranging from human rights fundamentals to international human
rights standards and mechanisms, gender and sexualities and environment, to
name some; and another part covers practical skills for those who are or
prepare to teach human rights at the university level. One very important
topic that constitutes an essential element in all workshops is academic
freedom.The workshop accommodates 22 participants from 6 countries
backgrounds from 6 Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. All of them are university lecturers with
a diverse academic background and expertise.

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