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Exploring a rights-based approach to teaching and learning, including children's right to participate (Article 12)

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[Please note this is very similar to the two part rights course that ran in previous terms]

Monday 14 March 2022, 16:30 - 18:00

Monday 21 March 2022, 16:30 - 18:00

These two online sessions are for all who work in Scottish Education, particularly teaching practitioners across all establishments.

The sessions will:

  • familiarise you with the UNCRC and where it sits in Scottish Education
  • explore some of the complex debates and language which exists around children’s Rights
  • examine ways to support learning about, through and for rights, within classroom learning and whole school initiatives
  • demonstrate connections to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • explore ways to support pupil participation - UNCRC Article 12, the right to have an opinion and it be listened to and taken seriously

All courses run by the Scottish Development Education Centres are highly interactive, both to model the participatory global citizenship approach, and also so we can introduce activities and methodologies for use in the classroom. This course will make use of breakout rooms and simple digital participation tools (all necessary instructions will be given!). It can be hard to participate fully on a phone or tablet, so we highly recommend you join the course on a desktop or laptop computer, with your microphone and video enabled.

This course will be held on Zoom to make use of the interactive capabilities of this platform. Depending on your Local Authority, it might be easier to access the course on your own personal computer rather than a council one.

If you have particular access needs, please contact us at so we can work together to create as positive an experience for you as we can.

All 32 local authority areas in Scotland are covered by a Development Education Centre – for full details, including locations and how to contact your local DEC, please visit

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When you undertake free professional learning with the Scottish DECs we will continue to hold your information until this Scottish Government funded programme concludes. This is in line with the GDPR legitimate interest provision. We will always strive to be fair, transparent and lawful in the way we hold or use your information.

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