Short Title:Childrens Rights: A National and International Perspective
Full Title:Childrens Rights: A National and International Perspective
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CHRT H4002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Child Care and youth services
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:This module aims to engage students in a critical examination of children’s rights and the child’s voice. The student will develop an understanding of the history and development of children’s rights within a socio-cultural perspective, applying a theoretical framework around structure, agency and participatory practice. Students will develop the ability to critically analyse policy development, formulation, implementation and the provision of services and the policy discourses that prevail and dominate in the Irish context through comparative analysis internationally
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine critically children’s rights and the importance of the child’s voice
LO2 Debate the context of children’s rights within a national and international perspective.
LO3 Apply a theoretical perspective to children’s agency
LO4 Evaluate the importance of participatory practice
LO5 Assess the importance of the contribution of social, political and economic factors to policy development and provision in early childhood care and education in Ireland
LO6 Critically analyse policy development, formulation, implementation and how these inform the provision of services in the Irish context by a comparative analysis internationally
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment n/a 1 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Alderson, P. 2008, Young Children's Rights, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 1846427746]
  • Hayes, N. and Bradley, S 2009, Rights by Children: Rights Based Approaches to Policy Making in Early Childhood Education and Care. The Case of Ireland, CSER DIT Dublin
  • Kanyal, M. 2014, Children's Rights 0-8, Routledge [ISBN: 1317806549]
  • OECD 2006, Starting Strong 11, OECD
  • 2012, Starting Strong 111, OECD
  • Schonfeld, H, Kiernan, G., Walsh, T. 2004, Making Connections, CECDE Dublin [ISBN: 0954581563]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Swadener, B., B., Lundy, L., Habashi, J., Blanchet-Cohen, N. 2013, Children's Rights and Education, Peter Lang Pub Incorporated [ISBN: 1433121220]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 7 Elective