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Name Child Participation
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Objectives The course focuses on children's rights to participate, with a particular focus on ethical and inclusive practice involving girls and boys of different ages and backgrounds, especially the most marginalized. Participants will deepen their knowledge, skills, values and confidence to support meaningful children’s participation processes in different settings (programming, families, schools, communities, local and national governance, practice and policy developments). Practical guidance on basic requirements, approaches and tools to strengthen meaningful children’s participation will be shared, and participants will be encouraged to reflect on and find solutions to challenges and ethical concerns faced in their participatory practice.
Area of expertise children rights
Content Week 1. An introduction to children participation (what, why, who, how)
Week 2. International standards and basic requirements
Week 3. Applying children's participation in each stage of programming
Week 4. Applying children's participation in families, schools and communities.
Week 5. Applying children's participation in local and national governance
Week 6. Monitoring and evaluating children's participation
Language English
Methodology used This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, discussion, webinars, a written assignment and quizzes, and is offered over a 6-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. Participants will do the required readings, prepare interim and final assignments and participate in group discussions. Case studies will be used to enable interactive learning and activities.
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Delivered by Claire O'Kane is a qualified social worker with more than 18 years of international experience as a child rights and children's participation practitioner working in diverse contexts in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Degree/Certificate A Certificate of Participation will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Number of participants The maximum number of course participants is 25.
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=feivmxlab&oeidk=a07e8qf378z85d48161
Admission requirements The course is intended for, among others, child rights advocates, youth workers, social workers, staff members of development and children's rights/social justice organisations, including development NGOs and UN specialised agencies like UNICEF. Participants should have a good written command of English -- the working language of the course -- and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.
Scholarship Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available for this course.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 435 (after 1 December 2016: US$ 495); tuition for auditors: US$ 165 (US$ 195 after 1 December 2016). Payments can be made online with major credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa), PayPal and bank transfer (additional fee applies). Bulk rates are available. Payments are due upon registration.

Tuition for auditors: US$ 160 (25% discount) if paid by 30 November 2012; $ 185 (15% discount) if paid by 25 December 2012; $ 215 after 25 December 2012.
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/child-participation/?utm_source=Upcoming%20courses%20and%20training%20opportunities-30%20September%202016&utm_campaign=Upcoming%20courses%20email%2030%20Sept%202016&utm_medium=email

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