Date: Monday 11 June 2012
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Place: School of Education, 20 College Green (Room G005), Belfast
Taking as a premise students’ right to have their experiences and perspectives inform the preparation of future teachers, this Master class has two parts: a lecture that outlines one programmatic approach to honoring that right, and a workshop that affords participants an opportunity to think through developing such practice in their own contexts. The lecture, “Student Consultation as a Right in Secondary Teacher Preparation,” presents an overview of the theoretical underpinnings for student voice work, the programmatic structures that support the positioning of secondary students as teacher educators to undergraduate students seeking secondary certification, and outcomes for prospective teachers and students who participate in the program. The workshop draws on Learning from the Student’s Perspective: A Sourcebook for Effective Teaching (Cook-Sather, 2009) and invites participants to explore some guiding principles for undertaking student voice work, steps in partnering with students and teachers in secondary schools, and approaches to researching such partnerships.
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November 20th Launch of report for UNICEF UK: ‘Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (Lundy, L., Kilkelly, U., Byrne, B and Kang, J.) at House of Lords, London
November 21st Launch of report for UNICEF UK: ‘Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (Lundy, L., Kilkelly, U., Byrne, B and Kang, J.) at Welsh Assembly, Cardiff
Date: 10th December 2012
Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Place: Cathcart Room, School of Education, Queen's University Belfast
A presentation of key issues arising from a recent review for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission: ‘Education Reform in Northern Ireland: a Human Rights Review’ (by Lundy, L., Emerson, L., Byrne, B., Lloyd, K. and Yohanis, J.)
The seminar flyer is available here.
Assessment for Learning – where are we now?
Professor John Gardner (University of Stirling)
Date: Friday 1st February 2013
Time: 4pm – 6.15pm
Venue: Riddell Hall, Stranmillis Road
Introducing discussion on the outcomes of the Consulting Pupils on the Assessment of their Learning 2 (CPAL2)
RSVP: Jan Speer
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue:Room G6 (now 007A) , School of Education, Queen's University Belfast
This short seminar will introduce key terminology in relation to human rights/ children's rights, outline core aspects and principles of the UNCRC and describe how it is implemented in practice. Participants will also be shown how to research UN human rights treaty databases.
Date: 15 March 2013
Time: 10am - 1pm
Venue: Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE
This show case event by four leading researchers will allow you to hear first hand about the School of Education's ground breaking work. The event will give you the opportunity to learn more about some of our key programmes of research within the School and the impact we are having not just in Northern Ireland but nationally and internationally. We will be showcasing the work of our four research centres. Each centre is led by an eminent international authority in their area. Under their directorship, the four centres are taking forward impressive and highly innovative programmes of research.
What unites the four centres is a commitment to impact and to ensuring that our research leads to real change in transforming the lives of learners and educators. This event will give you the chance to hear specific examples of how this is being done in practice and also to learn about our ambitious plans for the future.
Download the event programme here.
RSVP to Jan Speer (TEl: 028 9097 3041, email@example.com)
Date: Tuesday 19th March
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Venue: Room 0G/007 (Cathcart Room), School of Education, 69/71 University Street
Ms Lesley Emerson, School of Education
This seminar will introduce participants to the key principles of a ‘rights-based approach’ and explore the implications of this for working with children as both co-researchers and participants in research. Practical examples of how this approach has been applied in a wide range of research projects will be used to illustrate these principles. Participants will also be given the opportunity to consider how this approach might be applied in their own research.
DATE: Monday 8 April 2013 at
TIME: 10.00am – 12.30pm (light lunch provided)
VENUE: Canada Room, Queens University Belfast
SPEAKER: Minister John O'Dowd
The report, authored by researchers from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast, provides a comprehensive review of the human rights considerations relevant to all areas of policy and practice in the formal education sector.
Seamus Heaney, Ireland’s only living Nobel literature laureate was educated at Queen’s and lectured here in the 1960s. An annual public lecture series that bears his name, is held at St Patrick’s College at Dublin City University. The theme for the 2013 Seamus Heaney lectures is “Imagining the Future”, and on 8th April in Dublin, two members of the Queen’s University Centre for Children’s Rights will be on a panel of speakers imagining a future for children and young people’s participation in Ireland, and sharing some insights on how to make their imagined future a possible reality.
Professor Laura Lundy will discuss how her model of child participation based on Article 12 of the UNCRC has been and can be used by educators for the advancement of children’s rights. Applying lessons learnt from his work with child coffee-plantation workers in Nicaragua, Harry Shier will look at what adults need to do in order to ensure that children and young people’s participation both empowers them and influences others. The panel will also include Dr Dympna Devine of University College Dublin School of Education and Dr Barry Percy-Smith of the Centre for Action Research & Participatory Development at the University of the West of England, and be chaired by Dr Susan Pike of St Patrick’s College.More information: click here
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DATE: Friday 12th of April
TIME: 4 - 5 pm
VENUE: Cathcart Room, School of Education, 69 - 71 University Street.
SPEAKER:Professor Charles Russo from the University of Dayton, Ohio
Brought to you by the Centre for Children's Rights. Refreshments to follow!
Professor Charles Russo will explore the relationship and tensions between religion, discipline and free speech in the context of schools within the United States. Offering a foundation on the legal and educational systems within the United Sates, various cases will be used to illustrate this interesting relationship and the impact they have on student’s rights.
Date: 8th May 2013
Venue: Cathcart Room (0G/007), School of Education 69/71 University Street.
Dr Katherine Covell is a professor of psychology and executive director of the Children’s Rights Centre at Cape Breton University. She also represents North America on the International NGO Council on Violence Against Children. She is the author of numerous articles, reports, and book chapters, and 6 books on children’s rights and child development.
Dr Brian Howe is professor of political science and director of the Children’s Rights Centre at Cape Breton University. He is published widely on human rights, children rights, and education on children's rights. Among his many publications are 6 co-authored books. His most recent book (co-authored with Dr Katherine Covell) is Education in the best Interests of the Child (2013, University of Toronto Press). To RSVP for this free event please e-mail Jan