HCRI Launches Humanitarian Education Online CPD Course

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), part of The University of Manchester, will launch a new CPD course on Monday 1 June in Humanitarian Education for teachers, educators, and practitioners.

A group of students in a HCRI class

In this fully-online programme, educators are given the opportunity to explore theories and practices of humanitarianism in a globalised world and how to teach this across multiple disciplines, including social sciences, history, geography, and religious studies.

The course will draw on theoretical and historical concepts that have shaped humanitarian studies. This includes the study of the Global Dimension, Service-Learning, Peace Education and Human Rights Education, whilst engaging with humanitarian practitioner approaches to educating young people. For example, the International Federation of the Red Cross’ approach to humanitarian principles in Project Humanity or Oxfam’s guide to Teaching Controversial Issues to critically analyse topics.

Dr Amanda McCorkindale, Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies and Global Health, will be the leading practitioner of the course. Amanda has devoted much of her research to humanitarianism and education and is actively involved with schools and educators’ engagement and outreach work, such as the HCRI’s Young People in Humanitarianism Conference.

“Our unique syllabus will examine the roles of the educator in teaching and young people in learning about humanitarianism, identify methods for enhancing your students' understanding of humanitarian organisations, and study barriers and challenges to engagement.

On completion of the course, teachers will be equipped to empower their students to address critical topics in humanitarianism and conflict response and enrich their global understanding and historical overview of approaches to humanitarian topics. Whilst allowing young people to realise their potential to make a difference in a highly competitive yet rewarding field.” -  Dr Amanda McCorkindale

The online course will run for eight weeks, followed by a two-week assessment period. The course fee is £1000.

Applications are now open. 

Visit the course page for further information or download the application form.

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