Empowering Voices: Article 12 of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child and Children’s Education Rights

Recorded: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
1 hr
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About this Session

Article 12 of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child is a powerful statement that underscores the fundamental right of children to participate actively and have their voices heard in decisions that affect them. In the context of early childhood education, this article takes on even greater relevance, as it places a significant emphasis on respecting and valuing the perspectives of even the youngest children. Article 12 advocates for an inclusive approach in which educators and caregivers actively involve children in the decision-making process, in line with their age and maturity.

Join us for a 1-hour webinar as we examine how embracing the principles of Article 12 of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child can foster an empowering and child-centered environment within your early childhood education classroom. By incorporating these principles into teaching practices, we can promote children’s self-confidence, communication skills, and sense of agency from the earliest stages of their development.

Alongside our experts, attendees will

  • delve into practical strategies, insights, and resources that will enable you to integrate Article 12 principles effectively into your teaching approaches;
  • gain a deep understanding of how Teaching Strategies can be a powerful partner in creating inclusive, play-based learning environments that promote children’s voices and rights to play and learn; and
  • explore individualized and developmentally appropriate practices that encourage joyful experiences for every child, ensuring they have the opportunity to participate actively in shaping their learning journey.
Donna Fowler
Senior Director, Learning & Solutions Implementation
Teaching Strategies
Suzana Spina M.Ed.
International Senior Partner Success Manager
Teaching Strategies
Nicol Russell, Ed.D.
Vice President, Implementation Research
Teaching Strategies
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