Prof. Devel.: MOOC of the Global Campus Open Learning Series (EIUC)

Series Begins: September 12, 2016

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is proud to launch the first MOOC of the Global Campus Open Learning Series. With contributions by academic and experts from all the regions of the world, the Global Campus massive online courses provide open access to highly qualified learning on topical human rights concerns.

The Series opens on 12 September 2016 with a MOOC on “Disability as a human rights issue: global and national perspectives”.

Enrolment to our GC MOOC is FREE and available on until 14 October 2016
Course dates12 September-24 October 2016
Duration: 6 weeks – Commitment: 5 hours/week
Requirements: participation in 4 weekly discussions and completion of quizzes
Course type: instructor-led
Credentials: certificate of participation

Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and national level, this course offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of historical developments, main standards, key issues, and current challenges in this area of human rights protection. 

The programme encompasses a 6-week period and is structured in two Modules.

Module 1 focuses on how disability has been gradually linked with human rights discourses. It also explains how the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities reinforced a key paradigm shift with the move from the medical model to the social and rights-based model. The second part of the Module then looks at the application of the Convention to specific areas of implementation such as education and independent living.

Module 2 looks at some fundamental issues of implementation but enriches overall knowledge with regional and national perspectives. Aspects of laws, policies, monitoring and advocacy on the rights of persons with disabilities are first framed in general terms and then considered through the lens of case studies, examples and local practice (Kenya, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, ASEAN and Thailand, OAS…).

Participants are expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of active learning through readings, videos, podcasts, discussions, and quizzes. The course is based on a participatory approach aimed at developing and reinforcing personal critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. Case studies will be used to identify cross-regional and cross-cutting issues and enable a multidimensional understanding of practical application. A global faculty of lecturers and experts will provide rich and varied competences, experiences and knowledge.

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