The relevance of EHL within the International Baccalaureate Curriculum
The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is mandated for dissemination by participating Red Cross chapters globally. An educational treatment of this is explored in the form of Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL).
These principles are not dissimilar to the principles of the International Baccalaureate (IB); encouraging the role of student as a global citizen.
However, this linkage has not been explored in depth.
By collaborating closely with the EHL , and IBO coordinators, I will examine and develop current relationships that exist between the two worlds.
As the subject of implementation, and exploring avenues within long-established curriculum is broad to tackle within a 6-week time frame,
my focus would be the target audience teaching, and experiencing the process of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Personal Project:
The age range – 15-16 year olds.
The average age where the student completes the IB MYP Programme at Middle School, and has accumulated knowledge in diverse fields of studies.
This is a suitable area to target as the student has freedom to express their knowledge and creativity through an intensive project.
The initial ideating of the project is often daunting, and students also have to complete certain community service hours to receive their full certification. By combining the fields of knowledge, real world situations, and the act of community service, EHL and Red Cross (Youth) can intervene.
Possible ways to intervene:
1. An outreach campaign via print/web media
2. Workshops, or creative forums to spark ideas from popular topics of the EHL