The Institute of Human Rights of the Universitat de València (IDH) puts into practice today a new educational experience. The sixty undergraduate that are taking the subject Human Rights in English, chiefly Erasmus students, will give a lesson related to this issue to forty two students of bachillerato of Germany, Sweden, Cyprus and Spain.
According to the professor of this subject, Andrés Gascón, there are two objectives: “On the one hand, to teach basic concepts to students of bachillerato in order to promote their legal literacy; and, on the other hand, to promote communicative and teaching skills of senior students”.
The IDH has applied this initiative after the request of a group of secondary education teachers (Spanish, Germans, Swedes and Cypriots, members of “The right connection” project, who visited last November this research centre of the Universitat de València. The group of secondary school teachers, who are part of the teaching staff of IES Tirant lo Blanch in Gandia, develop this project through brief stays of their students abroad. This project has the aim of promoting human rights between students of the institutes involved.
Founded in 2005, the Institute of Human Rights of the Universitat de València (IDH) has received the Excellence Award from the Ministry of Education for its doctoral programme in Human Rights, Democracy and International Justice. The institute is part of the Consolider project in which twelve research groups from different Spanish universities participate, coordinated by the ‘Bartolomé de las Casas’ Institute of Human Rights of the Carlos III University of Madrid.