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  This module is a resource for lecturers  

 

Possible class structure

 

This section contains recommendations for a teaching sequence and timing intended to achieve learning outcomes through a three-hour class. The lecturer may wish to disregard or shorten some of the segments below in order to give more time to other elements, including introduction, icebreakers, conclusion or short breaks. The structure could also be adapted for shorter or longer classes, given that the class durations vary across countries.

  • 0 - 10 mins  » Briefly introduce topic, session learning outcomes and outline structure.
  • 10 - 25 mins  » Discuss core principles of IHL; introduce available ICRC online tools including IHL principles videos.
  • 25 - 45 mins  » Undertake Exercise 1: flip the classroom  (if preparatory work was set prior to the class).
  • 45 - 50 mins  » Short break.
  • 50 - 80 mins  » Examine categorization of an armed conflict. Consider Case study 1: Categorisation of an armed conflict. Discuss ending hostilities.
  • 80 - 120 mins  » Discuss classification of persons including distinctions between 'combatants', 'fighters' and 'terrorists'. Discuss Case study 2: IHL, armed conflict and terrorism.
  • 120 - 125 mins  » Short break.
  • 125 - 150 mins  » Consider IHL, terrorism and counter-terrorism, including related ongoing controversies.
  • 150 - 175 mins  » Discuss relationship between IHL and international human rights law.
  • 175 - 180 mins  » If appropriate, introduce the assessment questions with relevant marking criteria.
 

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