RIGHTS E-course

The RIGHTS E-course is a teachers/educators course that requires participants to be active at least a total of 30 hours on theoretical and practical aspects of addressing Global Citizenship Education subjects through the use of Digital Storytelling during a 3 months period. It also includes the development of digital stories produced by their students.

The RIGHTS E-course will be based on approximately 150 pages of educational material comprising a diversity of interactive individual and group activities with coached assignments, a virtual library and a glossary. The resources will be made available in English, but some materials will be translated to the national languages of the partners of the RIGHTS consortium: Bulgarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

It is structured in a total of 7 sequential modules that will help reinforce both product and process goals. These include a set of initial modules introducing the course and Global Citizenship Education, followed by modules focusing the competences needed to address GCE in active ways and ending with the production of a Digital Story on the issues of Democracy and Citizenship.

The E-course will include asynchronous and synchronous components mediated by an online course management system and supported by tutors. They will be offering advice as content experts, socializing agents, facilitators, experienced learners, counselors and role models and their role will be central to the learning process.

The RIGHTS E-course appeals to the intrinsic motivation of secondary school teachers and students to learn, to do a better job, and to enjoy doing it. The web-based learning environment is designed to be as interactive as possible, taking into account that interactivity is not simply clicking on buttons, watching animations or video, or listening to sound clips. Frequent learning checks and appropriate and timely feedback by tutors are important motivational elements.

The feedback provided by tutors in the RIGHTS E-course will give learners useful and helpful information and point out places where to find the correct answers or learn more and even rerouting the learning path through the modules of the course.

The RIGHTS E-course aims at providing European secondary school teachers and students with a didactic methodology based on digital storytelling as a learning tool to promote the Education for Global Citizenship (EGC) in EU secondary schools, empowering teachers to experiment with new technology and rendering teaching and learning more up-to-date and interesting while allowing them to discover new ways to approach digital education and to be more active and aware as European and "global" citizens.

For more detailed information on the e-course and its moduels please do read the RIGHTS Syllabus: RIGHTS e-course syllabus

 Course Prerequisites

To participate in the RIGHTS course, you must:

1. be a secondary school teachers in Bulgaria, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey

2. have an intermediate knowledge of English language

3. have access to a computer and internet connection

To apply, please complete this application form and click submit.