CAS Higher Education in Emergencies
Period1 October 2021 - 30 August 2022
- Develop knowledge and skills related to the design, development and implementation of higher education programs that are relevant and adapted to these contexts
- Reinforce the right to education across the entire education continuum, including quality higher education that contributes directly to learners’ ability to engage in their community, as well as to their social and economic stability
- Focus on the integration of digital pedagogy in HEiE programs that are adapted to humanitarian contexts and on innovative learning pathways for learners living in challenging circumstances
- International law and policies & International and National Higher Education requirements
- Digital and connected learning
- Program design and implementation
- Physical and psychological protection and wellbeing
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Research in HEiEC
Prof. Abdeljalil AKKARI, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Geneva
This module will introduce participants to international law and policies related to higher education. It will also highlight selected case studies of international and national requirements for higher education. The thematic sessions of this module will address issues such as:
- the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and higher education;
- the Bologna Declaration and higher education in Europe;
- access to higher education and widening participation including refugees;
- emergency remote teaching and learning in higher education;
- equity and social justice in higher education;
- higher education and corporal social responsibility;
- sustainable development and higher education;
- financing higher education, private higher education, student loan and higher education
- language policy in higher education
- inequalities and digital divide in higher education
- internationalization and decolonization of higher education
- autonomy and quality assurance of higher education.
Critical perspectives will be derived from the engagement of the participants in critical thinking through group work, presentations and discussions. Written assignments will be based around topics selected by the participants during the presentations and discussions.
This module aims to develop strategic knowledge and know-how to develop engaging content and implement collaborative online learning. Participants will become familiar with major families of educational technologies. They will be able to select an appropriate mix of technology to support learning interactions in distance education, meeting educational goals. We will demonstrate cost-effective open source solutions that are appropriate to support distance learning in the challenging context of education in emergencies situations. Participants will be evaluated through the design of a prototype digital learning environment.
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Part 1: Monitoring
Effective monitoring strategies can help mitigate the challenges inherent to some situations that can be defined as fragile and at risk, and can help provide targeted assistance, while reducing risks.
This course deals with monitoring in fragile and at-risk environments, where reaching vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas remains a challenge. It will highlight some examples of concrete projects where intervention took place such as the Ci-RES (Création de capacités institutionnelles d’intégration des réfugiés) project (www.ciresproject.eu). Therefore, this course examines some monitoring characteristics and introduces the student to a variety of project monitoring methods that can be applied in at risk environments. Through case study exercises and group discussions, this course will stimulate ideas on how to design and implement monitoring processes that strengthen accountability and learning in fragile learning environments.
Part 2 : Evaluation (to be updated)
Conducting research in the field of higher education in emergencies requires different methodologies and different postures of research and analysis. To familiarize students with these methods, different research projects will be presented. The objective is for them to have a foundation in constructing a research project, to understand the issues related to inclusion and collaboration with participants, and to be able to critically analyze research projects.