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The 2012 Central Asia Forum agenda and presentation

Children’s Rights and Journalism – Central Asian Forum
23-27 April, 2012

To see photos, please click here.

DAY 1 (Monday 23 April)
Morning —  Visit to National University and Slavic University, Bishkek.

DAY 2 (Tuesday 24 April)

Introduction to Dublin Institute of Technology`s role in development of Child Rights Journalism syllabus

Why Children’s Rights  (Presentation in English)
• Changing contemporary childhoods
• Communications  and visibility of children
• Protection and  supporting interests of children
• Student centred learning pedagogy
• Exercises and prompts for thinking about children’s rights
• Framing the CRC

Child Rights Syllabus in Turkey (Presentation in English)

A discussion of the experience of introducing the Child Rights syllabus in seven universities in Turkey.
• What were the prerequisities
• What challenges were encountered
• Outcomes and and impact to date

News reporting in each country – presentation

Group work 1

Short presentations about the regarding news reporting and children in their country.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

 “Stories to rights”
• Key Articles of CRC.
• A review of principles and concepts.
• Examples and analysis of selected news stories

Small working groups prepare and present an analysis of news content using CRC as an analytical guide.

DAY 3 (Wednesday 25 April)
Journalism Practice (Presentation in English)
• Learning by doing in journalism education
• Looking at news stories relating to children
• Newswriting and ethics
• Using codes of practice
• How to find stories

Group work 2: “Rights to stories”
Small groups discuss and present ideas for news stories inspired by one of the articles of CRC.

• Introducing news writing
• Journalism education: principles and practice
• Practical exercises in developing news stories
Handout: Children`s rights - Where`s the story
DAY 4 (Thursday 26 April)
Principles of student assessment and for the Child Rights Syllabus

Comparison of different approaches and models of assessment and evaluation. Examples of selected tools from the Child Rights Syllabus.

Discussion on assessment and evaluation

Using Online Tools
• Using the online learning platform for developing and sharing content
• Demonstration of online resources

Development of syllabus plans and teaching approaches

Pedagogy of child rights (Presentation in English)

Assessing Journalism Practice (Presentation in English)

• Curriculum and administration
• Strategies for implementation of the syllabus
• Opportunities and challenges
•  Teaching approaches and assessment strategies

Plenary Discussion

Principles of project evaluation for the Child Rights Syllabus – Local, Regional and International Perspectives  (Presentation in English)

• Sustainability
• Sharing and exchange of resources
• Building the profile of the project
• Engaging with news organisations
• Evaluating impact






Central Asian Forum 2012

Please click on the links here below to see the agenda, presentations, materials and participant list from the forum.

Central Asia Forum agenda and presentation

Journalism education and child rights university level course expands in Central Asia

Photos from the forum.


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