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ERIC Number: EJ1162957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-2902
A Critical Approach to Teaching about, through, and for Human Rights
Cranston, Jerome; Jantzen, Melanie D.
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v8 n3 Article 2 Jun 2017
This paper presents the findings from a collaborative inquiry research study that explored instructors' perspectives and students' perceptions of an innovative ten-day graduate level human rights education course for educators. The course was the result of a partnership between the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The purpose of the course was to encourage students to critically examine human rights; specifically, whose human rights stories get told, how they get told, and by whom. The findings suggest that while there were worthwhile insights gained when considering on teaching about, through, and for human rights, there were also significant challenges that can inform other courses that encourage students to adopt a critical stance with topics, like human rights, that seem unassailable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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