Human Rights and Education
7.5 credits cr.
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This is an elective course in the Master´s programme in International and Comparative Education and The Master's Programme in Education with International and Comparative specialisation. It is also offered as a single course (module).
The course deals with tensions between citizenship education and human rights education in international and national contexts. Furthermore, universalism and cultural relativism are studied from historical as well as contemporary perspectives on human rights and education. The role of education for democracy and human rights are analyzed through international comparisons of theories, policies and practices.
The course contains compulsory instruction which combines lectures, workshops, discussions and group work to achieve the learning outcomes. Included in the course is obligatory presentation of students own examination as well as critical review of another student’s examination task. Students are required to attend 80% of the compulsory course sessions. Student absences of more than 20% of the course sessions must be compensated via additional course assignments.
Students with more than 40% absence from the compulsory course session must retake the course.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.