New learning opportunities on children’s rights

Received by e-mail, From: HREA Distance Learning Programme, Date: 14/08/2013 – ( see also our new blog: politics for the 99%).

Dear Colleagues, HREA offers several (new) courses in September-November 2013 for those interested to advance their knowledge and skills to advocate for children’s rights:

  • Child Participation: (11 September-22 October 2013) – Children’s participation is a key principle of a child rights based approach. Children have rights to express their views and to be heard in all matters affecting them, while considering their evolving capacities. Providing space and inclusive opportunities for expression, information sharing, association and participation in decision making empowers children and young people as active citizens. This instructor-led course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with participants and instructor, webinars, quizzes and a written assignment, and is offered over an 6-week period.
  • Children’s Rights (Foundation Course): (25 September-5 November 2013) – In this e-learning course participants will deepen their knowledge about the origins of children’s rights and the rationale behind them, with particular attention to issues of universal and local application. This instructor-led course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with participants and instructor, webinars, quizzes and a written assignment, and is offered over an 6-week period.
  • Child Rights Programming: (4 September-19 November 2013) – This e-learning course introduces staff members of (international) development agencies and NGOs to child rights programming. This instructor-led course involves approximately 50 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with participants and instructor, webinars and assignments, and is offered over an 11-week period.
  • La Programmation axée sur des droits de l’enfant: (28 août-12 novembre 2013) – Ce cours d’apprentissage à distance présente les droits de l’enfant aux membres d’agences de développement (internationales) et aux ONG. Le cours est constitué d’environ 50 heures de lecture, de travail de groupe interactif, de communication entre étudiants et instructeurs/animateurs et de devoirs et s’étend sur une période de 11 semaines.
  • Rights of the Child: This rapid e-course gives an overview of the institutions and mechanisms that serve to protect, fulfil and promote the rights of children. This self-paced and self-directed course combines text with rich multimedia, including videos and podcasts and takes about three to five hours to complete. Knowledge checks reinforce the information learned. Assignments engage you to solve specific problems and point you to useful resources.

For further information about each course, please click on the course link above. For a listing of all upcoming HREA e-learning courses, please visit HREA.org/courses.
Best wishes, Steve Courchesne, Program Manager,
Distance Learning Programme, HREA, website.

About HREA’s Distance Learning Programme: Since 2002, over 7,500 human rights defenders, development workers, staff members of international organisations and graduate students have successfully participated in Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)’s e-learning courses.
Further information about HREA’s Distance Learning Programme can be found at HREA.org/DLP.

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