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Child Rights Education: what, where and why (and why not)?

Child Rights Education: what, where and why (and why not)?

10 Mar 2015 12:00PM - 10 Mar 2015 1:30PM

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SPEAKER: Lee Jerome, School of Education, QUB
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child established children’s right to an education which promotes human rights, and established a duty on states to ensure children are informed about their rights. Taken together this provides a warrant for introducing some form of child rights education (CRE), that is, an education which teaches children about their rights and enables them to assume the role of rights holder. Drawing on a recently completed survey of 26 countries and seven more detailed country case studies, this paper reflects on the nature of CRE (what is it we want to achieve exactly?), the extent of implementation (what is, and is not, happening within the education systems of these countries to promote CRE?) and how progress can be secured (how have advocates made breakthroughs to promote CRE?). The answers to these questions provide enough glimpses of developed CRE that we can tease out a set of benchmarking statements, to help educators measure their progress against the best that is being achieved.


Venue: VENUE: 69.01.012 (C2K) Room, School of Education, 69/71 University Street, Queen’s University Belfast.
Booking info: REGISTRATION: This is an open and free event, but for numbers please RSVP h.bryson@qub.ac.uk

DRC Training Event

DRC Training Event

10 Mar 2015 5:00PM - 10 Mar 2015 7:00PM

Description: Conducting interviews and focus groups Facilitator: Dr Caitlin Donnelly
Venue: School of Education, 69/71 University Street, Room 0G.007
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 Shared Future or Separate Development?  The Political Economy of Education Policies in Northern Ireland

Shared Future or Separate Development? The Political Economy of Education Policies in Northern Ireland

11 Mar 2015 7:00PM - 11 Mar 2015 9:00PM

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2015 All Children Together Dunleath Lecture, hosted by the Centre for Shared Education, Queen’s University Belfast and NICIE: Shared Future or Separate Development? The Political Economy of Education Policies in Northern Ireland

SPEAKER: Professor Alan Smith Professor Alan Smith is holder of the UNESCO Chair in Education at the University of Ulster. His work has included research on education and the conflict in Northern Ireland, young people's understanding of human rights and the development of social, civic and political education.

Refreshments at 7pm, lecture starts 7.30pm, car parking available main QUB car park at the McClay Library at the top of Botanic Avenue.

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Venue: Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast
Booking info: REGISTRATION: RSVP by 2nd March E-mail: admin@nicie.org.uk Postal address: NICIE, 25 College Gardens, Belfast BT9 6BS Phone: 02890 972910 Fax: 02890 972919

DRC Training Event

DRC Training Event

13 Mar 2015 9:00AM - 16 Mar 2015 5:00PM

Description: Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Facilitator: Dr Joe Allen An exploration of creative and problem solving thinking skills for the use during the development of your research.
Venue: Peter Froggatt Centre 03/030
Booking info: To book a place please email l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
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DRC Training Event

DRC Training Event

25 Mar 2015 4:00PM - 25 Mar 2015 5:00PM

Description: 'Practical issues in running randomised controlled trials (RCTs)' Facilitator: Prof Allen Thurston This session will look at research design in RCTs and discuss the main issues in randomising to condition. It will also look at run-in studies (pilots) and how to decide the sample size required for undertaking RCTs.
Venue: School of Education, 69/71 University Street, Room 01.012
Booking info: To book a place please email l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
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DRC Training Event

DRC Training Event

28 Mar 2015 10:00AM - 28 Mar 2015 3:00PM

Description: Participatory research with children and young people
Venue: Lanyon 0G.074
Booking info: To book a place please email l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
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The legal needs of children and young people: the perspectives of young people and adult stakeholders

The legal needs of children and young people: the perspectives of young people and adult stakeholders

31 Mar 2015 12:30PM - 31 Mar 2015 2:00PM

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SPEAKERS: Lesley Emerson and Karen Orr, School of Education, QUB

This research, carried out on behalf of the Department of Justice, set out to explore the need for legal services for children and young people (CYP) in Northern Ireland (NI). Interviews were carried out with key stakeholders with direct experience of the legal needs of CYP, a wide range of focus groups with CYP and an online survey of post-primary school pupils to ascertain their knowledge and understanding of their legal rights and needs. The research indicates that the vulnerability of children and young people and their relative dependency on adults brings about specific legal needs, such as, inter alia: accurate assessment of competence; appropriate communication skills for adults engaging with children and young people; the recognition of children as rights-holders with the particular right to have their views sought, listened to and taken seriously; adequate time for cases so that meaningful consultation can occur at each stage of the legal process; need for legal specialism in relation to the issues faced by children and young people; age appropriate treatment by police; child friendly facilities and age appropriate court proceedings. In particular the seminar will focus on fundamental barriers to meeting the legal needs of children and young people: their lack of knowledge and understanding of their legal rights; their lack of confidence in relation to safely exercising their legal rights, for fear of repercussion; and their lack of willingness to exercise rights because they feel it would make little difference.


Venue: Cathcart Room, School of Education, 69/71 University Street, Queen’s University Belfast
Booking info: REGISTRATION: This is an open and free event, but for numbers please RSVP h.bryson@qub.ac.uk

DRC Training Event

DRC Training Event

15 Apr 2015 2:00PM - 15 Apr 2015 5:00PM

Description: 'Introduction to Multilevel Modeling' Facilitator: Prof Paul Connolly Previous knowledge: good grasp of descriptive statistics and basic understanding of the notion of statistical significance. Understanding of linear regression would be an advantage but not essential.
Venue: School of Education, 69/71 University Street, Room 01.012
Booking info: To book a place please email l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
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DRC Training Event

DRC Training Event

16 Apr 2015 1:00PM - 16 Apr 2015 3:00PM

Description: Using single system research designs to collect evidence for educational interventions Facilitators: Prof Karola Dillenburger & Dr Katerina Dounavi
Venue: School of Education 69/71 University Street Room 0G.007
Booking info: To book a place please email l.sittlington@qub.ac.uk
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