InZone partners with Princeton University to offer Global History Lab to refugees
Course to include 30-40 refugee learners in three different sites
In an innovative partnership, InZone is collaborating with Princeton University to bring top-notch education to refugee learners.
Camp-based refugee learners at Kakuma and Azraq refugee camps will join urban refugees in Amman and Princeton University students to participate in Princeton’s Global History Lab.
The course explores global history from 1300 AD to the present. Since it first launched in 2012, about 150,000 students have enrolled in the course.
This year’s course is particularly innovative because of its focus on refugee learners. For the first time, the curriculum includes a track on migration and statelessness. Through a series of case studies, refugee learners will partner with Princeton students, exploring global history as they situate their personal experience against a larger historical context.
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is open to the general public. If you would like to participate, please feel free to enroll by September 11, 2016.
This course is one of a series of programs available as part of InZone’s MOOC Center in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. It is also the first course which will be offered in InZone’s Higher Education Space in Kakuma.
The Kakuma Higher Education Space comprises five complementary initiatives: the Global History Lab; a MOOC on Resilience in a Refugee Context, developed in partnership with Edraak; an engineering and innovation course, offered in conjunction with Purdue University; a collaboration with MIT, which trains local residents to develop high-quality materials for the x2go mobile learning platform; and InZone's Applied Arts curriculum, offered in partnership with the Flux Foundation.
For regular updates on the course, check out the Global History Lab page on Facebook or read stories from our learners on InZone’s Higher Education in Emergencies blog, which will launch to coincide with the beginning of the Global History Lab.
InZone wishes to thank the Princeton 250th Anniversary Fund, the University of Geneva - Princeton collaborative research grants, and the Ford Foundation for supporting this program.