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Informal Education and Human Rights

By Eveline Le Roy, Pete Woodcock and CiCe Network Working Group

Abstract

The use of informal educative methods (i.e. the use of learners’ social\ud experience and media such as television and films) is thought to help\ud students to explore and understand key concepts of human rights by\ud rooting them in their everyday lives an thus helping them achieve a\ud deep holistic understanding of the topic.\ud This booklet aims to highlight good practice in using informal\ud educative methods in teaching human rights and to make\ud recommendations based upon these methods and ultimately, it is\ud hoped, promote the use of such methods when teaching and\ud discussing human rights.\ud In the first chapter we will define informal education and relate it to\ud the concept of human rights. In the second chapter we describe\ud eleven examples of informal education methods, in order to illustrate\ud some good practices. Finally we offer conclusions and\ud recommendations to give guidance to regular self-evaluation of the\ud quality and intensity in education on human and children’s rights

Topics: H1, HN, L1
Publisher: CiCe Thematic Network Project
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:9508

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