Humanitarian Education aims to build young people’s skills, resilience and propensity to take action. All courses build the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver Humanitarian Education through critical engagement with humanitarian issues, participation in interactive activities and through an exploration of the links to the Curriculum for Excellence.
The British Red Cross provide CPD training in Humanitarian Education across Scotland; tailored in-service, 1–4 day courses and twilight sessions. They are also now accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland to offer teachers Professional Recognition in Humanitarian Education.
On October 5th and November 23rd 2013 we will be running our ‘Supporting Peer Education’ training course in Edinburgh. Day 1 will be training on Humanitarian Education, different methodologies and support with organising a peer education project. Participants on the course are expected to then organise and facilitate their peer education project in between Days 1 and 2. Day 2 will allow participants to showcase their projects, share their success and learn from others.
As well as this course, tailored training in Humanitarian Education is available to teachers and youth workers. Example sessions include:
- Disasters and emergencies
- Migration & people seeking refuge and asylum
- Conflict and child soldiers
- Facilitating action projects / peer education
The attached flyer contains information about the work of Humanitarian Education. Further details can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org