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  • 1.  
  • 2. Introduction
    • Introductory video
    • Children's Rights Animation
      • http://youtube.com/watch?v=y_2nA49p3yw
    • 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.