Module Information

Module Identifier
ED30620
Module Title
Children's Rights
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
External Examiners
  • Dr Mary Healy (Senior Lecturer - Roehampton University)
  • Dr Martin Needham (Associate Head of Department - Manchester Metropolitan University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Workshop 1 x 3 Hour Workshop
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures
Workshop 1 x 4 Hour Workshop
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment 1  Written assignment of 2500 words  50%
Semester Assessment Assignment 2  Written assignment of 2500 words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment  All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles will be issued Written assignment of 2500 words   50%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment  All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles will be issued Written assignment of 3000 words   50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate an effective knowledge and understanding of the social, political and historical background to current definitions of children's rights.

Critically review and discuss the concepts, arguments and principles surrounding children's rights

Critically examine legislation relating to children's rights.

Demonstrate a critical engagement with relevant source material.

Brief description

This module aims to enable students to understand children's rights in theory and in practice. The module examines the theory underlying different perspectives on children's rights and focuses on practical measures to promote children's rights, and seeks to evaluate their impact on children's lives.

Content

Lectures and seminars will be based on the following:
Lecture and seminar 1: Meanings of children's rights
Lecture and seminar 2: Recent developments in policy and practice : UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child
Lecture and seminar 3: Children's rights agenda and promotion of children's rights
Lecture and seminar 4: Mechanisms for representing children's rights within government
Lecture and seminar 5: Children's Act
Lecture and seminar 6: Roles and responsibilities of adults
Lecture and seminar 7: Rights and responsibilities in education
Lecture and seminar 8: Disabled children's rights
Lecture and seminar 9: Children's services
Lecture and seminar 10: The Court process

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources.
Communication Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures and seminars. Spoken communication throughout seminar activities. Written communication throughout written assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflection during seminar tasks encourage improved performance.
Information Technology Written assignments should be word-processed and one of the seminar tasks requires the development of a PowerPoint presentation.
Personal Development and Career planning Not developed in this module.
Problem solving An essential element in the process of critical assessment.
Research skills Research is required for the main assessments and some of the seminar tasks.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Seminar activities provide many opportunities for team work, including group presentations and debates.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6