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Last week LEARN|RIGHT participated in “The festival of democracy” as The People’s Meeting (Folkemødet) taking place on Bornholm, is also known as. The purpose with LEARN|RIGHT participation on Bornholm, was to present the new learning material Left out (Udenfor) and discuss the dilemmas in the movie Little terrorist (Lille terrorist) which LEARN|RIGHT assisted Amondo and Candofilm in developing.
The presentation took place at a workshop on The Danish association of teachers “rock-stage”, located next to Allinge Harbor. It was not completely coincidental that the launch of the material took place in this sunlit rock scenery: As it were teachers from Bornholm that participated in the development and testing of the teaching material: we quickly agreed that a launch of the material should take place on ‘The People’s Meeting’’ on Bornholm, Maria Løkke Rasmussen, CEO of LEARN|RIGHT expresses. She was also happy to notice that one of the teachers, despite a busy schedule, found time to contribute to the workshop, with her experiences with the test-run of the material. Also, amongst the participants was Lene Poulsen, from the municipality of Bornholm, who was the coordinator of the participating test-schools.
The materials was well received by the attendants of the workshop, who saw and debated the movie and tried multiple exercises from the material. There was a broad consensus amongst the participants that the material seemed very inspirational and the printed copies were quickly snapped up. The two facilitators of the workshop Mette Wybrandt from Amondo and Maria Løkke Rasmussen from LEARN|RIGHT were very pleased with the day and conference over all: It is certainly not the last time we are participating in the conference of the people! they expressed unanimously.
The learning material Left out gives the teachers from the 6th to the 10th grade an opportunity to team up with their students and work interdisciplinary on democratic development. This with a point of departure in the three values, trust, equality and freedom. The material consists of the movie Little terrorist and 20 interactive exercises, that are very straight forward and can be combined in a variety of classes per example, history, religion, social studies, complementary teaching and in the general, work with welfare in the classes.
LEARN|RIGHT has contributed since the Spring of 2018, both in the development and test-phase of the teaching material. The material can be accessed for free at publications her på siden or directly as www.udenfor.info
On January the 19th a whole new class began the Greenlandic criminal defender education and LEARN|RIGHT had the pleasure of greeting them in Nuuk along side with The National Criminal Defender of Greenland.
It has been 10 years since the last criminal defender education took place and there has been a high demand for more criminal defenders to cover the criminal cases in this country and its huge acreage for a long time.
A unique education
The criminal defender education is something very distinctive greenlandic as the defenders as well as judges and prosecutors on circuit-court-level does not have a degree in law but are common citizens with a special education adjusted for the greenlandic system. When it comes to the criminal defenders, they often practise criminal defence as a job along side their main profession.
The criminal defender education therefor has to be tailored to educate non-lawyers to carry out the best interest of their clients in the criminal cases whilst having to complete their education and keep their main profession. LEARN|RIGHT is very proud to be able to participate in the development of the education with the aim of making the education even better to contain its special demands.
New initiatives: Curriculum and e-learning
As something brand new there has been reached an agreement on the curriculum for the education which outlines what the candidates have to learn and describes the frame and form of the education. LEARN|RIGHT have contributed to the first draft to the curriculum and the final version was issued by the ministry of justice in 2019.
Another new part of the education that will be conducted this time is ‘blended learning’ with partially 5 courses with attendance and partially e-learning in the intermediate periods between the courses.
“It provides the necessary flexibility so the candidates can complete the education along their main profession or studies” says CEO of LEARN|RIGHT Maria Løkke Rasmussen and continuous: “and it is maybe even more beneficial that ‘flipped learning’ can be used so the candidates can be taught the heavy subjects through e-learning before the courses and then use the time at the courses for activities where they try it out in practise sceneries and learn how to have client conversations, testimonies, courtroom games and prosecutions.
Finally there is also a practise periode between the educations first and second semester where the candidates have to complete 10 cases under supervision and guidance from the The National Criminal Defender of Greenland. The duration of the educationi 1 year, they also have to complete a stoptest after the introductory course and conclusive a final exam.
“It is great to be able to bring the education further” Maria says, she has worked with the criminal defender educaction since 2007 where she was posted to help the greenlandic high-court with the education. “I am pleased that we with the curriculum and e-learning have made the framework and are developing the online knowledge portal for the criminal defenders, so we have the groundwork we can use and keep building on top of many years to come.”