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ETUCE – Free online course on citizenship and human rights education

ETUCE is pleased to announce that the registration for the online course on Citizenship and Human Rights Education for Change, is open now. This research and training initiative is free of charge. The 6 weeks course takes place from 29 April until 9 June 2019, and offers teachers, school leaders, other education personnel, and education employers, an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in teaching and learning about democratic citizenship, human rights and inclusive education.

The online course is held in English and French. It aims to promote inclusive education, democratic citizenship and human rights through the understanding of key definitions, frameworks and content regarding Human Rights Education. The online course will also analyse the existing and innovative practices on teaching styles, approaches and methods. The e-learning course is built on successful and innovative tips, advice and good practices exchanged and discussed during the EU Convince project, which is a joint project of ETUCE, EFEE (European Federation of Education Employers) and ESHA (European School Heads Association) on democratic citizenship and inclusive education.

The course encompasses three modules:

  • Module 1 – Focuses on the international and regional definitions and framework in relation to Human Rights Education.
  • Module 2 – Looks at the specific contexts and issues covering a number of areas (such as disability rights and migration) as well as aspects related to inclusive education (such as for instance inclusion of minorities or the preventative role of inclusive education against violence and extremism).
  • Module 3 – deals with the principles of the whole school and a rights-based approach to education. In particular, it stresses the importance of participatory management of the school community, which involves addressing the needs of learners, education personnel and the wider community, not only within the curriculum, but across the whole-school and learning environment.

The online course is coordinated by the Global Campus of Human Rights and is taught by academics and experts drawn from a cross-section of constituencies. The faculty includes, among others: Prof. Léonce Bekemans, University of Padova; Prof. Florence Bénoit-Rohmer, University of Strasbourg; Prof. Paolo de Stefani, University of Padova; Prof. Anja Mihr, OSCE Academy in Bishkek; Prof. Manfred Nowak, Global Campus of Human Rights.


Free enrolment is available from 25 March until 19 May 2019.

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Please find various materials for the promotion of the MOOC through the media and dissemination channels of individual organisations (flyer, video teaser, Tweets, and others) at your disposal on the MOOC webpage.