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Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
Children’S Rights Practicum
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Children’S Rights Practicum


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  • 1.  
  • 2. Introduction
    • Introductory video
    • Children's Rights Animation
    • Children’s Rights Practicum
    • Comprised of
      • UN Convention on The Rights of The Child
  • 3. What are Children’s Rights?
    • Children’s rights are defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. There are three categories of rights:
    • Rights of provision.
      • Ex., education and health care.
    • Rights of protection.
      • Ex., protection from abuse and neglect.
    • Rights of participation.
      • Ex., the right to be heard in matters affecting the child.
  • 4.  
  • 5.
    • In order to inform children about their rights
    • Ensuring that children’s rights are taken seriously
    • children’s rights practicum provides adults; parents, teachers and researchers who are engaged with children & children’s studies a way that underscores the individuality and authenticity of a child
  • 6.
    • It is reinforced by the government, society and individuals
    • The goal: teach children about children’s rights in order to empower them
    • There are different methods such as arts, literature, etc… to achieve the goal
  • 7.
    • Aim to let children use critical thinking, self reflection in the process of learning
    • Using dialogue and promote problem-posing teaching/learning method
  • 8. Main Principles of the CRC:
    • Four main principles instilled:
      • The best interests principle. The Convention requires that the primary consideration in decision-making about children shall be in the child’s best interests.
      • Non-discrimination. All children must be provided with equal opportunity for healthy development.
      • Importance of family. The Convention supports the importance of the family to the child, parental authority and parental guidance.
      • Participation. Children must be given a voice in all matters that affect them in accordance with their age and maturity.
      • The aim is to ensure the best circumstances are availabe for child’s development.
  • 9.
    • Listen to children’s voice and its authenticity
    • See children’s interpretation
    • See children as individuals
    • more humane
    • empower children
  • 10.
    • Promote the new teaching/learning method : less banking style and more problem posing model
    • Help teachers and researchers (students of this course) to put theories into practice
  • 11. The value of the Children’s Rights Practicum…
    • Gives adults and children a way to interact in a way that is informed by the idea that children have agency and capabilities
      • Its about being given a space to understand the individual (in this case the child) and not simply making assumption and stereotypes
  • 12.
    • Praxis- its about the practical application of the theories and literature read about children’s rights
      • Gives children an opportunity and a space in society because they are often marginalized
    • Hear the authentic voice of the child
    • Promote UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
      • Increase awareness about the CRC and its intensions.