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Welcome to the online educator workshop Books of Conscience. Learning occurs when interest and the need-to-know intertwine. This course combines comprehensive information on human rights, the spiral of injustice, and the ACTs that encourage becoming an upstander.
|Course objectives: • identify the thirty articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and how they evolved • analyze the spiral of injustice • define the terms empathy, bystander and upstander • evaluate the role of an upstander in interrupting the devolution of injustice • focus on the ACTs (Ask, Choose, Teach) that each individual can take to confront biased language and prejudiced behavior • read selected “Book of Conscience” • recognize the value of books in empathizing with others, combating injustice and promoting social activism • identify specific examples relating to each level of the spiral of injustice and to bring to life human rights|
Course requirements: Complete online Modules 1 and 2. Post online reactions to Module 1 and 2 by writing a reflective response on the materials provided in each module. (Cite specific resources whenever possible.) Select and read a book of conscience from the course list. Post a review of the selected Book of Conscience – including references to the UDHR, examples from the spiral of injustice and application to the teaching experience.
Course content: The e-Workshop: Books of Conscience is conducted electronically through the Center’s e-Classroom at classroom.wassmuthcenter.org
Course fee: $20 payable through the Wassmuth Center’s online registration