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Young Learners and Teenagers SIG
Pre-Conference Event

Children’s rights, children’s future: practical applications in TEYLs
 
The United Nations defines a ‘child’ as a person under the age of 18 and provides guiding principles to protect and safeguard children’s rights globally. Here is a version of these rights in child-friendly language: https://www.unicef.org/rightsite/files/Know_your_rights_and_responsibilities.pdf

Closely related to children’s rights is the need to contribute toward their future by tackling poverty, caring for the environment and ensuring prosperity, as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

The YLTSIG 2018 Pre Conference Event offers an innovative exploration of ways to incorporate children’s rights and the SDGs in the classroom and materials design. Annamaria Pinter and Harry Kuchah Kuchah are our plenary speakers and will expertly unpack the what, why and how of children’s rights and the SDGs in YL ELT. We will build on their plenaries using short TED-Ed style (https://ed.ted.com/) talks by speakers from early years, primary and secondary ELT contexts. The day will culminate with a lively debate around a ‘pedagogy-changing’ motion led by a specialist YL ELT panel. Delegates will have an opportunity to put their questions to the proposers and opposers of the motion before casting their votes.

Join us in Brighton to discover how rights-based pedagogies and incorporating the SDGs can enrich your YL ELT repertoire and transform your work with children!

David Valente
YLTSIG Coordinator
 
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