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Challenge 3 - The Right to Education

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Overview of the 5 challenges: 1. Why Children's Rights? - 2. Autonomy & recognition - 3. The right to education - 4. Protection against Child labour - 5. Rights for girls & Equality

 
By students of Montessori College Nijmegen

 

Hi! We are students from the Montessori College in Nijmegen. In the youtube video down below you can see what our school looks like, we are very proud of it! 

 

 

We hope you will enjoy our challenges and learn something new. 

 

(Click on the links)

In Mexico, one out of every two teenagers won’t finish high school. In India, only a third of students get their high school diploma.
Even in the U.S., 
around 5500 high schoolers will drop out before the end of each day.

What do all these countries have in common? Under their national laws, dropping out of high school is perfectly legal. 

To read the rest of this article, click this link.

 

In this video more information about children that are not in school.

 

In this video the school system in the Netherlands is explained.

 

In this video you can see what the education in South Africa is like.  

 

Unicef: why education is important and fun.

 

 

Assignment 1: Comparison and statements

 

Compare the school system in your own country with the school system of another country. Which differences and similarities do you see?
Some things are universal. Answer the following questions and statements in your own creative way on your school page. Think of all the things mentioned on the Challenge page!

 

  • How important is it to be able to go to school?

  • What can you learn best in school? 

  • What can you learn best when you’re not in school?

  • Do children learn better when they don't go to school and have a job instead? 

  • From who do you learn the most? Your friends, your family, or your teachers?

  • What can be reasons for so many children not going to school?   

 

Statements:

 

  • Going to school is a right and an obligation. Why?

  • A good school is a place where children can safely experiment with freedom, autonomy, responsibility and cooperation.

    Students get to know themselves in relation to others and with the world. They discover their possibilities, come out of their comfort zone and overcome their limitations. Everything we do at that school is useful.

  • An important condition in school is that you can make mistakes. On some schools, teachers say: "Making mistakes is a must".

 

 

Assignment 2: Design your own school.

  

You are part of a school. We are curious if you are really satisfied with your school and whether you like to go to school. If you could rate your school, what would it be? Is this rating based on the building, the way you can learn there or just for the place, which is fine and safe to be?

 

Before you start designing, we ask you to show us what is special about your own school. Can you explain with a picture or drawing what the nicest place in your school is and why?

 

Imagine you can design a whole new school: What would that school look like? How would you organize and decorate the building and how can you best learn, play and meet each other?

 

 

Maybe this drawing can inspire you:

 

 

or this one?


 

We would like you to answer the following questions before you start designing:

 

  • What makes you want to learn something new?

  • Where did you learn something to remember?

  • Should your teacher explain to you what you need to know for the future, or do you learn to make choices in school, to learn HOW you learn best?

  • Do you decide yourself WHAT you learn, HOW you learn and WHEN?

  • What are the conditions for learning in a way that suits you best?

  • Can you become who you are at school?

 

Design your own school: how do you proceed?

 

Ask yourself this question: "How could my school or classroom look like in 2020?"

Please also use the answers to the questions above.

 

You now have the opportunity to show how your ideal school looks like and how you can learn at this school:

  • Make a plan, divide the tasks.

  • Create and design your ideal school with a drawing or paper model with a description of the way of learning.

  • It may also be a collection of ideas.

  • One step further? Present your plan not only on your school page, but also have a conversation with the management or leaders of your school about your proposals for change.

  


 

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