It is LEARN|RIGHTs vision to contribute to the development and dissemination of a human rights based pedagogy that aims to strengthen peoples participation and empowerment in a democratic society based on the respect for human rights.
LEARN|RIGHT gives advice on, design, facilitates and evaluates education programmes with human rights as goal and working method. This means:
- That we use the standards, that the states are committed to through international, regional and national human rights instruments, as the goal for our work as well as the reports and recommendations that exist in the human rights monitoring systems in our context analysis;
- That we use the human rights principles as a guide for how we plan and implement educational projects as well as for the learning environment that we create and the teaching methods that we use;
- That our work is based on a learning understanding where the learners must not only have knowledge of an area, but also must acquire the necessary skills, values and attitudes for them to act on the knowledge they gain.
- That our work is based on a pedagogy in which learners must learn not only about their rights, but through their rights in a learning environment and through learning methods that respect and support human rights so that the learners can act for their rights and respect and protect the rights of others
LEARN|RIGHT’s core values guide us in our planning as well ad in our choice of methods. Our values represent a wish to work in a fashion that is coherent with the human rights principles and values.
We believe that education projects and teaching should be learner-centered; it is the development of the learners that is the goal and we must take the learners as a starting point and include them as much as possible. We therefore strive for that our educational projects and teaching…
- takes point of departure in the learners’ background, prerequisites, context and learning needs;
- is inclusive and motivating and activates the learners;
- involve the learners in setting goals as well as in the ongoing decisions and adjustments of activities.
Active participation and empowerment
We believe active participation is needed to conduct learner-centered education and that active participation contributes to ensure that learners build skills and become empowered to act on their and others part. We therefore strive for that our education activities…
- actively engage learners in the development, implementation and evaluation;
- are practice-oriented and interactive enabling learners to apply it actively;
- strengthens the cooperation and exchange of experiences between the learners.
We vouch for our methods and take responsibility for following our activities to the end and work to anchor them structurally. We expect mutual accountability from partners and learners. It means…
- we do what we say and say what we do and expect the same from our partners and learners;
- we use proven planning tools for projects and courses;
- we expect learners to participate actively and take responsibility for their own learning and the process of the education activity.