The Use of Human Rights Teaching Resources In Technical Education
Structure of Presentation • Students’ Expectations • ILT: Team Membership to Produce Good Resources • Teacher Produced Text Examples • Creating Scenario Maps • Selecting Appropriate and Relevant Resources
Students’ Expectations • A short history of students’ resource expectations • 1950: content with white chalk • 1960: demanded coloured chalk • 1970: expected the overhead projector • 1980: expected video • 1990: expected well presented hand-outs • 2000: stimulated by ILT & multi-media resources
Students’ Expectations • So we are in the era of multi-media resourced based learning • But there is a long way to go to develop relevant Human Rights resources • Students are familiar with a range of learning resources in technical subjects • But there is a limited range of Human Rights resources
Parallel Development • The development of ILT material over the last decade for technical subjects suggests that there is a need for a parallel development programme of college produced material alongside that produced by ILT software houses.
The TVET Sector cannot wait 10 years! Solutions: • Produce “own” ICT resources • “own” = • individual institution; • collaboration with cluster colleges; • collaboration with project partners. • Consult and be proactive with software houses
Designing Relevant Resources Motor Vehicle Skills Human Rights Awareness Human Rights Teachers Motor Vehicle Teachers Relevant Teaching Material Designed to Motivate
Desirable Team • Vocational Subject Teacher(s) • HRs Ambassador • Language Teacher • Authoring/Design Technician
Production Specification • Evaluated(Tried & Tested) pedagogic materials • Appropriate language and dialect for students • Engaging design features • Interactive • Friendly feedback • Easy to navigate • Easy to up-date • Easily adapted to local circumstances
Interior Decoration: Kitchen • The following kitchen products are resourced in countries with distinctive socio-economic conditions. • Identify the key socio-economic conditions of each country • Doors: Taiwan • Floor tiles: India • Work-tops: Germany • Copper: South Africa
Human Rights as a Mandatory Element • UK Government Declaration: All apprentices must study Employment Responsibilities & Rights (ERR) • Example: Anti-discrimination & EO • Unreasonable targets: excessive criticism, ridiculed, loss of confidence • Actions: keep diary, formal grievance, seek medical/legal advice…….
Creating a HR Scenario Map Example
Shadow Curriculum Complementary Spec. Article 26 Training Conventional Spec. Article 3 Health & Safety Article 23-2 Equal Pay Article 24 Working hours Docking Stations
Human rigths education ... we set the thesis of: Technical vocational training
The Enhanced Curriculum:- Review and Amend Sustaining Human Rights and the Shadow Curriculum Conventional (Skills) Curriculum Complementary HR Curriculum Analytic Phase Creative Phase Reconciliation Phase = Curriculum > HR Enhancement = New Routines Enhanced Curriculum = New Teaching Routines = “Self-Sustaining” Delivery
Finally: Selection • Consider students’ learning skills • Consider the essence of the “docking station” • Consider the need to use a range of resource stimuli • Consider the suitability of the language