Short Course: Creating Effective and Transformative Human Rights Pedagogy

Creating Effective and Transformative Human Rights Pedagogy

Bethany Barratt
Half Day, 1:30 PM -5:30 PM
Omni Shoreham, Embassy Room

This one-day workshop, held one day before the 2019 Annual APSA Convention, will focus on teaching human rights in Political Science. Our goal is to share best practices and discuss challenges through a series of panel discussions and subfield-focused working groups. One goal of the workshop is to create the basis for an online resource for all section members containing updated examples of syllabi (something we had done long ago but which has fallen aside) as well as links, ideas, and resources for teachers.

Tentative schedule of events:


12:45 PM Welcome and Introductions
1:00 PM -2:00 PM Panel A – Challenges of teaching human rights, (Three panelists will speak about some challenges they have faced in their courses; we then open up for a floor discussion).
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM  Coffee break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Panel B – Best practices in teaching human rights, (Three or four panelists will speak for no more than 10 minutes about some innovative or effective practice or pedagogy they have developed for their human rights teaching; we then open up for a floor discussion).
3:30 PM -3:45 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM -5:30 PM  Subfield working groups. Participants will split into subfield working groups for more focused discussions on the challenges they face in their own areas.
5:30 PM Wrap up and thanks


**All Short Courses will take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the APSA 2019 Annual Meeting in  Washington, DC.**

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