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 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.

The topics covered in this Module could either be taught as a 'contemporary issues' topic, or else drawn upon to augment other teaching materials, especially in Modules 2, 8-11, 13-14. Since there are more than three hours worth of teaching materials included in this Module, an illustrative approach to some of the topics covered is given here.

  • 0 - 10 mins » Briefly introduce topic, session learning outcomes and outline structure.
  • 10 - 60 mins » Permissible restrictions on media freedom of expression. Discuss case study 3. Conduct Exercise 2.
  • 60 - 65 mins » Short break
  • 65 - 100 mins » Truth commissions and the granting of amnesties. Discuss case study 2.
  • 100 - 105 mins » Short break
  • 105 - 140 mins » Conflict-related sexual violence. Discuss case study 4.
  • 140 - 175 mins » Terrorism and Internet restrictions.
  • 175 - 180 mins » If appropriate, introduce the assessment questions with relevant marking criteria.
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