Summer Institute

Engaging in Theories and Practices of Human Rights Education: A Partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Instructors: Melanie Janzen & Jerome Cranston

EDUB 5220 & EDUA 5080

Dates:  July 4-7, 10-14, 17, 2017  (10 days; 6 credit hours)

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

An examination of the theories, topics, and issues in relation to human rights education, particularly within the context of the establishment of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). These courses will be an opportunity to critically explore issues related to and portrayed through the museum’s exhibits, specifically democracy, freedom, and human rights. We will consider notions of story and narrative in order to ask questions such as: What and whose stories get told? By whom? and For what purpose(s)? We will use these questions as lenses to critically reflect on our own practice as teachers and educational leaders, to consider the stories that our education system, our schools, and we as educators tell, via curriculum, material and resource decisions, and portrayals of oppression. The purpose is to bring to the fore the difficult issues related human rights and how as educators we can better understand these in attempts to teach and lead human rights education.

EDUB 5220 Recent Developments in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning 1: Engaging in Theories and Practices of Human Rights Education: A Partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Part One) (3). This course provides an opportunity to critically examine the theoretical and conceptual bases for and application of recent and/or emerging developments in teaching for human rights education.

EDUA 5080 Recent Developments in Educational Administration 1: Engaging in Theories and Practices of Human Rights Education: A Partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights(Part Two) (3). This course provides an opportunity to critically examine the theoretical and conceptual bases for and application of recent and/or emerging developments in leading schools for human rights education.

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