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Human Rights Colonialism and Globalization. Developing a Transformational Experience for Students

Your Name and Title:  Richard C. Clos MS IDT CEO Founder

School or Organization Name: Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.

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Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Florida the USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Curriculum Developers, Administration, Educators

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Human Rights Colonialism and Globalization. Developing a Transformational Experience for Students


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Based on the frameworks of John Dewey’s Experiential Learning, Malcolm Knowles and Lindeman and Distributive Intelligence this session will have a free downloadable course and discussion on how to motivate students with personally relevant material on a historical content. Learning does not happen on a page, it happens in the heart.


The course was originally developed for an Apple high School customer in order to weave historical content with the student’s experience with life. The course explores colonialism transformation in modern globalization through the use of media and collaborative class experience. It is a digital storytelling course.

The curriculum leverages the 31 UN human rights as a digital storytelling program. Perhaps now with the state of global human rights infractions making students feel helpless it is as timely as ever. The session will cover some information on the UN SDG talk.


Richard developed under a UNESCO grant a digital storytelling portal “I am Africa. This is my story..” This is curriculum and methods are excellent material for Flat Classroom projects. The Youth for Human Rights program of 31 emotional promo video can be used by teams of students in PBL and other collaborative media formats.

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Richard Close MS IDT  is a university instructional designer, author, published internationally and a learning strategist. Recently speaker and UN HQ on Education Sustainable Development Goals. The developer of the Global Learning Framework and Transformation Learning Framework and four speakers of GEC. Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. explore a way to liberate poverty through learning theory and practices.

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