Postgraduate | CUR-CHRE503 | 2024
Human Rights Education in Practice
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Tackle education's power to transform deeply held beliefs.Discover how personal and social prejudices like racism and homophobia can be challenged. Learn to create dialogues in community groups. Gain an understanding of progressive learning theories.
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- 100% online
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- Start dates
- 15 July 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 14 weeks
Human Rights Education in Practice
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe and critique theories of community education and consciousness raising
- use appropriate technologies to locate and critically appraise relevant community education literature
- analyse and communicate theories of community education and consciousness raising
- critically analyse political, policy and moral issues using community education and consciousness raising theories.
- Critical pedagogy, progressive learning and progressive engagement
- The transformative potential of democratic and community education
- The roles of dialogue and collaboration in teaching and learning
- Human rights education within formal and informal educational settings
This subject was previously known as Community Education and Consciousness Raising.
This subject examines human rights education based on the premise that education is not a neutral exercise. Drawing on theories and practices derived from critical theory, critical pedagogy, democratic education and community education, students critically explore their place in and relationship with the world, and the power of education as a means for transformation. Based on teaching and learning that is shaped by dialogue and collaboration, the subject provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop and implement human rights education projects within and beyond the academic setting.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
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- Short Essay (30%)
- Community education program evaluation (30%)
- Major Essay (40%)
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