15 Jun 2011

‘Children’s Rights in Education’ is a unique module available in July 2012 to all qualified teachers from all school phases (Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1-4 and Special Education).

All teachers (practising or not) who want the opportunity to increase their knowledge, their schools’ awareness and their pupils understanding of children’ rights in Northern Ireland, are encouraged to apply for this module where they can expect to cover areas of rights participation, protection and marginalisation.

This 5 day module is equivalent to 30 ‘CATS’points (1/6 of a Masters in Education). This module has been developed in partnership with the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young people and St Marys University, a college of Queens University Belfast.

‘Children’s Rights in Education’ promises to immerse students in lectures, workshops and reflective research on specific aspects of personal rights, bullying and equality, within the context of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

Speaking at St Mary’s the Commissioner for Children and Young people, Patricia Lewlsey, recognised the important role that teachers play in shaping our communities and helping children and young people have a say in decisions which affect their lives.

Ms Lewsley said, “Thismodule will provide teachers with the tools to critique and develop their practices and their schools policies in relation children’s rights in education. “

To apply and for more information contact Brian McElwaine The Admissions Office, St. Mary's University College Belfast b.mcelwaine@smucb.ac.uk or Telephone 02890268279

For more information on children’s rights and to review existing resources available to teachers please visit http://www.niccy.org/ChildrensRights