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Dr Debra Dudek

13 July 2017

CHRE Annual Research Seminar Series, Seminar 2

Curtin University, Bentley

From ‘Boy Overboard’ (2002) to ‘The Bone Sparrow’ (2016): Refugee and Asylum Seeker Activism in Australian Fiction for Young People.

Please see our new Research Seminar Series page for more information and to RSVP.

Speaker: Dr Debra Dudek

Post Graduate Colloquium 2016

12 August 2017

CHRE Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

Curtin University, Bentley

The Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) runs the annual postgraduate colloquium for all CHRE postgraduate students who are encouraged to present a 10 minute presentation. This year the colloquium will be open to Centre for Aboriginal Studies students also.

Presentations focus on elements of the students’ PhD research. This event is open to PhD candidates, supervisors, CHRE staff and Masters students only.

Dr Elfie Shiosaki

7 September 2017

CHRE Annual Research Seminar Series, Seminar 3

Curtin University, Bentley

Speaker: Dr Elfie Shiosaki

Dr Elfie Shiosaki is an Indigenous Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. She completed a PhD (Political Science and International Relations) on nation-building in post-conflict societies in 2015.

Please see our new Research Seminar Series page for more information and to RSVP.

6 November 2017

AAPI 2017 Seminar Series, Seminar 8

The Pedagogies of Human Rights

Health Sciences Boardroom, Building 400:405, Curtin University, Bentley

Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm


Caroline Fleay, Lisa Hartley, Baden Offord, Elfie Shiosaki and Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes from the Centre for Human Rights Education


Researchers in the Centre for Human Rights Education have an ongoing concern to develop new conceptual and methodological insights for the teaching of human rights, specifically from a perspective that values social and cultural diversity and different ways of knowing. In this paper, we will contextualise the role of pedagogy itself as a core method of communication, language and discourse of human rights. We explore the question of what characterises and informs a critical pedagogy of human rights? From a shared position of activating human rights through considerations of diverse identities, histories, cultures, religions, philosophies and practices, our paper will discuss some of the signature pedagogies that have become germane to how we do human rights education. We will highlight, example, how we engage with refugee rights, Indigenous rights and LGBT rights within a critical human rights teaching framework. A key argument posed in this paper will be that a meaningful approach to human rights requires a radical pedagogy that focuses on questions of social justice and human co-existence.