RWI’s office in Cambodia organised the Ten December Academy recently for the fourth year in a row. This year the Academy was back in Sihanoukville after being organised in Siem Reap last year.
The purpose of the Academy is to celebrate the International Human Rights Day, but more importantly, to increase the knowledge and skills among university lecturers to teach human rights at their home universities.
Sokseila Bun, the programme officer responsible for the Ten December Academy, was happy with the results.
“It was inspiring to see the participants practising different interactive training techniques during the trial teaching session the last day of the workshop,” he says. “It is clear that the participants’ knowledge of Economic, Social and Cultural rights, and their skills in using new teaching methods, have improved during the week.”
The Academy also offers excellent opportunities for the teachers to network and get to know each other, which will be beneficial when they need support and advice in their future teaching.
The focus of the Academy shifts from year to year. This year the focus was on “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”. A large component of the Academy was also dedicated to teaching methodologies. Plenty of interactive techniques were introduced, and practised, which was much appreciated by the participants.
Previous Ten December Academies:
2013 – Human Rights of Women
2014 – Business and Human Rights
2015 – International Civil and Political Right
2016 – Economic, Social and Cultural Rights