Freestanding course, Bachelor’s level
15 hp
Malmö daytime 100%
29 March 2021 - 6 June 2021
Full tuition fee: 20000 SEK

About the course

The objective of the course is for students to acquire knowledge of the U.N. Convention of Children's Rights, its origin and interpretations, and by so doing deepen and develop their understanding of the child's perspective and the child's best. One of the main objectives is to gain knowledge about how the Convention of Children's Rights is used and implemented in Sweden.

Course content

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the point of departure for the course as it addresses local and global values of childhood rights and children’s participation in society. Through a historical, philosophical, sociological and juridical discussion of the articulation, declaration and use of the convention, concepts as “in the best interest of the child” and “perspectives of the child” are critically analysed and discussed in relation to different issues in the lives of children. The theoretical framework of the course is mainly educational with references to children’s conditions and rights in social institutions such as pre-school and school.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English B.

Merit rating is calculated based on Swedish upper secondary grades achieved, according to specific entry requirement 6/A6.

Selection

Swedish upper secondary grades 66%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course literature

Course evaluation

Evaluation is an integral part of the course. A concluding oral and written evaluation based on the aims, learning outcomes and methods will serve to further develop the course in the future.

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