What are subjective social evils

The subjective dimension of human rights

The empirical study by Inken Heldt clarifies the innovation potential of human rights education based on the subjective imaginations of schoolchildren. A typology makes common thought patterns about human rights tangible for educational practice and provides points of contact and reflection categories for fruitful educational practice. Scientific interpretations of human rights are systematically and interdisciplinary related to the subjective ideas of young people. On this basis, the didactically motivated study detects contradictions in current approaches to human rights education and contributes to a theoretical and empirical foundation of the subject “human rights”.

The content
  • Comparative analyzes of everyday and scientific object constitutions
  • Empirical typology of human rights understandings by students and their implications for educational practice
  • Everyday patterns of interpretation about disadvantaged social groups and their relevance for political education
The target groups
  • Lecturers and students in the field of subject didactics of social sciences, political didactics, didactics of subject teaching and social work
  • Educational practitioner in the field of human rights, social learning, education for sustainable development and civic education
The author
Dr. Inken Heldt conducts research on human rights and inclusive societies and coordinates European educational projects in the field of political education at the Leibniz University of Hanover.