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Human Rights for Educators MGL4052

Human Rights for Educators is a course that specializes in human rights and emphasize dilemmas connected to these for young people in a school situation. The course also gives rationale for teaching human rights in public schools. 

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education and Sports Science

Globalization, migration, and secularization make human rights issues ever relevant in a school setting. The subject in human rights is specially designed with future teachers in primary and lower secondary school in mind. Human rights that are important for identity shaping and integration into a majority population are emphasized. Human rights are highlighted from different points of view and various academic disciplines. Debates about human rights violations involving pupils, parents, teachers, schools and the curriculum are highlighted. 
Required prerequisite knowledge
MGL2050 Social Science for Educators 1, MGL2051 Social Science for Educators 2

Oppgaver og muntlig prøve

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Oppgaver 1 5/20 A - F
Oppgaver 2 9/20 A - F
Oral exam 6/20 A - F

2 written, individual submissions (one of 5000 characters and another of 3000 words) which count respectively 25% and 45% of the total grade. An oral, individual examination (20-25 minutes) counts for 30% of the total grade. All assessments must be passed to get a grade in the course.

Coursework requirements
Obligatorisk fremmøte
Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Tord Austdal
Course coordinator: Ketil Fred Hansen
Programme coordinator: Ivar Bjørnsen
Programme coordinator: Hanne Elise Pollack
Programme coordinator: Kjersti Gjedrem
Method of work
Lectures, discussions and student  presentations, (oral and written).  Some group work must be expected. Active student participation is expected. Teaching language is English if there are non-Norwegian speakers in the class.  The syllabus is English.
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