Addresses the history and theory of children's rights in both the international and domestic socio-legal contexts and the complex relationships between the protection, provision and participation rights included within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant human rights instruments and national laws. Evidence-based policy and practice issues will be discussed through case studies, with a focus on the place of child advocacy in promoting children and young people's well-being, rights and interests within their families and communities.
History of children's rights
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Children's rights in international and Australian socio-legal contexts
Other human rights instruments and national laws
Protection, provision and participation rights - the complexities of the relationships between these types of rights and how well they are respected in children and young people's daily lives
Evidence-based policy and practice as applied to children's rights
Child advocacy and the promotion of children and young people's wellbeing, rights and interests within their families and communities
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the history of children's rights in its international socio-legal context and critically reflect on its impact on law, policy and practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe the philosophies, principles and monitoring processes underpinning the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other relevant human rights instruments and national laws||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically reflect on the complex relationships between, and the representations of, the 'Three P's' - protection, provision and participation rights in the UNCRC||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||discuss the role of evidence-based policy and practice in relation to children's rights||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||advocate for the promotion of children and young people's wellbeing and interests within their family and community contexts.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning N/A (N/A)|
|Preparation notes for online discussion||SR|
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