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Teachers get familiar with int'l humanitarian basic rules

Sunday, May 27, 2012
THE Department of Co-Curriculum, Ministry of Education has introduced a programme to familiarise supervising teachers of uniformed groups in schools on the basic rules and principles of international humanitarian laws during its annual camp which is being held at Sultan Hassan Secondary School in Temburong District.

Involving 38 supervising teachers of Army, Police and and Fire brigade Cadets, Scouts, Girl Guides as well as the Red Crescent Society, the programme is in line with the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society's (Brunei-Muara Division).

According to their press release, the 'Exploring Humanitarian Law' (EHL) is an education programme where participants could give better picture and understandings to their students who are aged between 13 and 18 years old.

The teaching methods used in EHL require students to play an active role in the process of learning. This enables them to develop a humanitarian perspective and to understand a subject as seemingly dry, and complicated, as EHL.

The 'Exploring Humanitarian Law' uses case studies, and builds upon students own experiences and way of thinking to examine the destructiveness of war which also describes the behaviour of actual people who are caught up in situations where humanitarian action is required.

The statement added that by examining these situations, students develop a new perspective and begin to understand the need for rules to protect life and human dignity during war.

The programme was introduced as a topic and specific module during the activities in the annual camp yesterday where two specialists on International Humanitarian Law were also invited from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Facilitating the programme was Dr Toh Wah Seng and Chin Lili, programme officers from the International Committee for the Red Cross Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The programme gave the participants an insight into the theory and methods of learning modules and learning objectives as well as target direction of education pedagogy humanitarian law.

In the afternoon session yesterday, the participants also took part in a 'Raid Cross' practical games which provided them with a proper understanding of EHL Training Modules.

Meanwhile, a talk on the EHL programme will be held this monring at the Department of Co-Curriculum for principals and head teachers from government and private secondary schools as well as officials from the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society nationwide. Amir Noor

The Brunei Times 

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