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Human Rights and Education

  • 7.5 credits

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.

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