The learning centre is a portal for human rights education in the field of forced migration in the 20th and 21st century in the context of European immigration societies. It provides
- learning modules on today’s challenges and historical fractions and continuities of human rights protection of refugees and migrants.
- new approaches and methods of human rights education in different formal and informal learning arrangements and contexts.
- learning resources of human rights education activities in the framework of European citizenship education and life long learning projects.
What are the target groups?
The learning centre targets trainers, teachers and human rights activists working in formal and informal learning settings: schools, universities, out-of-school education, human rights NGOs, adult-learning settings etc.
The learning modules offer students from a secondary school up to an advanced university level and other users in the field of European citizenship education the opportunity to work in small groups and at times individually.
How to use the learning centre?
At its core, the virtual learning centre consists of five learning modules. In the middle column of the website, each learning module is described in its didactical and methodological structure in detail: objective, framework, instructions and proposal for variations. On the left column of the learning centre, you find the full version of each learning module including all texts for download as a pdf-document.
The first two modules are start-up modules which are of preparatory nature in order to get acquainted with the complex concepts and terms of forced migration (Module 1: Brainstorming on Migration and Human Rights) and the international human rights protection system (Module 2: Diamond-Ranking-Exercise). Three deepening group work learning modules specify the historical and current perspectives of human rights dealing with: Jewish Refugees in Inter-War Europe (Module 3), Human Rights for Refugees from Post-war-era to Times of ‘Mixed Migration Flows’ (Module 4) and Refugees in Contemporary Europe (Module 5).
Each module is a secluded learning unit of 120 to 180 min. duration. The learning modules can either be applied in their full length and methodology or they can be tailored and adapted for needs of different levels and the national context. The trainer can, for example, shorten the texts, translate the texts from English into the own language or s/he can choose new texts adapted to the learning needs and language of his/her learning group focusing on the methodology.
What are our educational methods?
With future-orientated and interdisciplinary educational approaches our learning centre intends to explore the interlinkages between migration, asylum and human rights systems and their development in Europe. In times of rising human mobility, our learning resources also deal with the past in order to strengthen the understanding and the action for a human rights-based present and future in Europe in the field of migration and asylum.
Applied methods of educational approaches are:
- Cognitive dimension: Learning about Human Rights and the protection of refugees and migrants in the framework of the international and European human rights protection system
- Historical dimension: Learning about the history of Human Rights, Asylum and Migration in Europe
- National dimension: Learning about differing and common national perspectives in Europe’s past and present
- Participative dimension: Learning about group working methods, discussions, actions and presentations
- Equality dimension: Learning about mechanisms of majority/minority issues in European democracies
- Continuity dimension: Reflecting about patterns of continuity (e.g. processes of exclusion, racism and xenophobia; prejudices; other forms of intolerance and stigmatisation).
Network Migration in Europe
Found on our Polish partner website "Learning from History"