Croeso i’n Hyb Adnoddau ar gyfer popeth yn ymwneud â chyfranogiad plant mewn ysgolion!

Nod y gofod hwn yw darparu gwybodaeth a chymorth gwerthfawr i athrawon, ysgolion, a myfyrwyr sydd â diddordeb mewn hybu a meithrin hawliau cyfranogi plant mewn lleoliadau addysgol. Yma mi gewch doreth o adnoddau, gan gynnwys digwyddiadau, newyddion ac adroddiadau, blogiau, blogiau fideo, a phodlediadau, i gyd yn ymwneud â thema cyfranogiad plant mewn ysgolion.

Yn ychwanegol ar yr adnoddau hyn, mae cynnydd ein prosiect yn cael ei rannu hefyd gyfryngau diddorol fel blogiau, blogiau fideo, a phodlediadau. Mae’r fformatau hyn yn ffyrdd dynamig a hygyrch o glywed am ddiweddariadau a datblygiadau diweddaraf y prosiect, yn ogystal â thrafodaethau diddorol ar hawliau cyfranogi plant.

Rydym yn ymdrechu i greu casgliad cynhwysfawr ac amrywiol sy'n diwallu anghenion rhieni, addysgwyr, llunwyr polisi, ac ymchwilwyr. Rydym hefyd yn eich annog chi i gyfrannu at ein Hyb Adnoddau drwy gysylltu ag unrhyw adnoddau yr hoffech eu rhannu.  I gael mynediad at yr Hyb Adnoddau, cliciwch ar y dolenni yn y ddewislen isod.

Cyhoeddiadau

Cyhoeddiadau sy’n ymwneud yn benodol â’r prosiect, fel posteri, adroddiadau, a diweddariadau sy’n cynnwys manylion am ein hymchwil a gwybodaeth am fethodoleg a chanfyddiadau ein hymchwil.

Blogiau a Blogiau Fideo

Cadwch mewn cysylltiad â chynnydd ein hymchwil, heriau methodolegol, a darganfyddiadau drwy flogiau a blogiau fideo'r tîm. Rydym hefyd yn cynnwys blogiau a blogiau fideo perthnasol o ffynonellau eraill i gynnig persbectif ehangach.

Gwybodaeth ac Adroddiadau

Edrychwch drwy gasgliad o wybodaeth ac adroddiadau perthnasol ar gyfranogiad plant a gynhyrchwyd gan sefydliadau allanol. Noder na fydd yr adnoddau hyn o reidrwydd yn adlewyrchu safbwyntiau’r prosiect nac yn cael eu cymeradwyo ganddo.

Ymchwil

Darganfyddwch ganfyddiadau ymchwil, adroddiadau, ac astudiaethau a gynhaliwyd gan sefydliadau ac ymchwilwyr eraill sy’n ymwneud â chyfranogiad plant. Mae’r adran hon yn cynnig safbwyntiau amrywiol ar y pwnc. Unwaith eto, noder na fydd yr adnoddau hyn o reidrwydd yn adlewyrchu safbwyntiau’r prosiect nac yn cael eu cymeradwyo ganddo.

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Together: Scotland’s Human Rights Bill

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Child Participation Assessment Tool

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Using participatory design approaches in educational research

This paper draws upon methodological foundations of participatory methods in education from Scandinavia, and how these principles can be applied in a modern, educational context. 

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‘I wish that COVID would disappear, and we'd all be together’: Maintaining Children's friendships during the Covid-19 pandemic

This research listens to the voices of 10 children regarding friendship disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data is collected through creative participatory methods including drawings, photographs and collages.  

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Children as co-researchers in pandemic times: Power and participation in the use of digital dialogues with children during the COVID-19 lockdown

This paper documents co-participatory research with children in six primary schools in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Reimagining children's participation: a child rights informed approach to social justice in tourism

Using two examples of child injustice in tourism-related contexts, this paper proposes the needs for a child-rights informed approach to participation in tourism research, policy and practice. 

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Starcatchers:Engagement Signals Reflective Practice template

This template produced by the Scottish organisation ‘Starcatchers’ is designed for early years practice and provides a list of various engagement signals in young children when engaging in the expressive arts experiences. 

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Voice of the Infant: Best Practice guidelines and infant pledge

This best practice guidance produced on behalf of the Infant Mental Health Implementation and Advisory Group suggests ways in which to consider infants’ views and rights in all encounters they may have . 

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A Quality Framework for Early Childhood Play, Learning and Care in Wales

Drawing on national and international research, this framework draws upon various requirements for delivering the type of high-quality provision needed in Wales. 

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Early Childhood Play, Learning and Care: Reflective Practice Toolkit

This Early Childhood Play, Learning and Care: Reflective Practice Toolkit (Toolkit) has been developed to support individuals and teams to reflect on the quality of early childhood play, learning and care.  

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Early childhood play, learning and care: Developmental pathways 0 to 3

This guidance document sets out a framework for ensuring quality provision for children aged 0-3 years old. The document sets out the five developmental pathways and has been co-constructed with practitioners.  

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An investigation of early childhood education teachers’ attitudes, behaviours, and views regarding the rights of the child

This study investigates the attitudes, behaviors, and views on the rights of the child in early childhood education (ECE) teachers in Turkey.   

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How educators commit to enhancing children’s participation in early childhood education pedagogical plans

This descriptive study investigates how practices of children’s participation were conceived in pedagogical plans made by early childhood educator staff. 

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Teachers’ practices mediate the association between teachers’ ideas and children’s perceived participation in early childhood education

This quantitative study investigates if early childhood education teachers’ ideas on children’s participation is associated with child participation. 

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Raising awareness of children’s rights

This report published by Welsh Government sets out how they will inform the public on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 

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Resources linked to the Right Way principles (BILINGUAL)

The Children’s Commissioner has put together this bilingual document filled with links to all of their resources linked to The Right Way principles 

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The Right Way: Practitioner Self-Assessment

This self-assessment tool for practitioners sets out each of the five Right Way principles, with associated actions to support the implementation of a human rights approach to education. 

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Human Rights in the Curriculum for Wales

This report from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales sets out how human rights link to the four purposes, cross cutting themes and each of the six Areas and Learning and Experience in the Curriculum for Wales.  

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Children’s participation rights in schools — teachers’ beliefs and practices

This paper investigates Croatian elementary, middle, and high school teachers' beliefs about children’s participation. 

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Child Participation in the Early Years: Challenges for Education

This research article reviews the field of child participation in Australia, claiming that young children’s participation rights are not key agenda items for early childhood education. 

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Children’s Participation, Childhood Publics and Social Change

This paper reviews children’s participation in England, offering an alternative perspective by reconnecting children’s rights to social movements and the possibility of child publics 

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Multi-dimensional lens to article 12 of the UNCRC: a model to enhance children’s participation

This article explores the experiences of marginalised children in Brazil, examining how their identities can either help or hinder their participation. 

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‘Can we see our voices?’ Young children’s own contributions to authentic child participation as a pillar for sustainability under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

This paper explores how the implementation of a rights-based research methodology can contribute to climate change research and education with young children. 

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Children’s participation in decision making: A Children’s Views resource

This report from the Children’s Rights Alliance for England was created with children themselves and explores children’s participation in decision making at school, their local area and their views on participation in general. 

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We Are Here: A Child Participation toolbox

This toolbox created by Eurochild is for anybody looking to implement and strengthen child participation in their area of work. The toolbox provides practical guides to encourage meaningful participation from children. 

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Voice of the Baby: Exploring rights-based approaches for participation using the arts with babies and young children from birth-3 years

This summary report describes the results of Phase 1, of a larger research project. Phase 1 explores current and emerging rights-based approaches in the arts for children aged birth to 3 in Scotland. 

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Children's Rights Scheme 2021

This report from the Welsh Government sets out the amended Children’s Rights Scheme that all government members must adhere to. 

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The Children’s Rights Scheme 2021: Children and Young People’s version

A Child friendly resource produced by the Welsh Government on their Children’s Rights Scheme  

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Right of the Month

This resource from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales is aimed at Foundation Phase, KS2 and KS3 aged children and provides activities related to a UNCRC ‘Right of the Month’ 

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Reflections on the enactment of children’s participation rights through research: Between transactional and relational spaces

This research article reflects on the development of young people’s participation – in particular through a transformational model of participation 

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My Corona: listening to children in corona times

This research paper brings together three of the young journalists who worked on The Corona Times Journal to reflect on their experiences of being involved in the project. 

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Voices of young children aged 3-7 years in educational research: an international systematic literature review

This first of its kind systematic review explores how and if, young children’s voices are listened to in education research  

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Through a different lens: exploring Reggio Emilia in a Welsh context

This paper explores the results of a project that was granted funding to introduce the Reggio Emilia approach into Welsh schools  

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How listening develops and affects well-being throughout childhood

This paper published by UNICEF explores theoretical perspectives of children’s listening and how it interacts with overall child wellbeing.  

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The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Years Education

Support document from ‘Learning and Teaching Scotland’ on the Reggio Approach to education. 

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Children's Commissioner for Wales: Right of the Month

This resource produced by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales contains activities for Foundation Phase, KS2 and KS3 aged children,  related to a UNCRC ‘Right of the Month’.

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Thirty years after the UNCRC: children and young people’s participation continues to struggle in a COVID-19 word

This article examines the implication of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people’s participation rights. 

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The Right Way: A Children’s Human Rights Approach to Education in Wales

This report, produced by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, sets out the ‘The Right Way’ framework for supporting practitioners in developing a human rights approach to education. 

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‘Doing Reggio?’ Exploring the complexity of ‘curriculum’ migration through a comparison of Reggio Emilia, Italy and the EYFS, England

This paper explores key aspects of the Reggio Emilia method, comparing it with the curriculum for young children within England. 

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Children’s Participation Rights – Looking backwards and moving forwards

This review published by the International Journal of Children’s Rights, looks at trends in academic research on children’s participation over the last thirty years. 

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Children and Young People’s Participation Standards – Bilingual Poster

This bilingual poster produced by the Welsh Government describes the Seven Standards for Children and Young People’s participation, highlighting what the Welsh Government will do in response to these standards. 

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Children's right to participate in early childhood education settings: A systematic review

This systematic review explores the ways in which early education research attends to children’s participation.

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‘Voice’ is not enough: conceptualising Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

This paper from Laura Lundy introduces the ‘Lundy Model’ for children and young people’s participation.

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Children and Young People’s Participation: Good Practice guide

This resource from the Welsh Government, aimed at practitioners, and anybody who works with children, provides best practice guidelines for children’s participation.

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Debi-Keyte Hartland – Children as Ideas Makers

This TedTalk from Debi Keyte Harding focuses on ‘Children as Ideas Makers’ where Debi shares her vision for education built around children’s own ideas and enquiries. 

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7 Golden rules for participation – Childrens Commission for Scotland

Follow this link to access a child friendly resource produced by the Children’s Commissioner for Scotland on the ‘7 Golden Rules for Participation’. Includes prompts for both children and adults to think about.  

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Listen and Change. A Guide to Children and Young People’s Participation Rights

This is a guide provided by Save the Children on children and young people’s participation rights.

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Council of Europe – Child Participation Rights

A link to the Council of Europe’s section of their website on Children’s Participation.

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Preschool children’s agency in education for sustainability: the case of Sweden

This research article explores how the revised preschool curriculum in Sweden has encouraged and improved children’s participation and agency in relation to sustainability.

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