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Welcome to the


Learning Circle

 Children's Rights


 Wiki LC 5











Children's Rights in a Learning Circle 


Welcome to your global classroom!


Since 1998 the Learning Circles of the Global Teenager Project (GTP) are connecting students and teachers from over 40 countries, to explore new ways to learn and collaborate. Now you are also a GTP member. Enjoy meeting your global classmates!


Children’s Rights are Human Rights for children.

You probably know that all people, adults and children, have rights. These rights are rules about what you can do, want and have.
Agreements to live with each other as happy and peaceful
 as possible.


In 1989 the United Nations provided a treaty to protect the rights of all children: 'The Convention on the Rights of the Child' (UNCRC).
It deals with all kinds of issues that concern children over the world: 
school, health, faith, friends and parents, and much more.

Almost all countries in the world, 196 countries, have promised to follow the 54 rules and agreements and signed the treaty.

Governments must check if everyone respects all agreements, but basic needs are still unattainable for many children.
UNICEF and many other organizations are committed to improving the lives of children. 
Realizing the promise of the Convention is an ongoing, progressive commitment. What can we do?


In this Learning Circle, we will think critically about all kinds of topics that are important for children.
We will
 share knowledge, ideas, our experiences and stories, 
to become more aware of the importance of children's rights.

Because every child, everywhere and always, has the right to a happy life and a good future.

What a good life and future means, can differ a lot when you grow up in different parts of the world, under different circumstances.

By working together on challenging assignments and by asking each other curious questions, you'll find out more about each other's lives.



Children’s rights are not just about children; they belong to all children!


 We invite you all to wonder, explore and share as much as you can, to make the world a better place. 





Timeline of the Learning Circle 


The 4 phases of this Circle (see Timeline)



1. Introduction, 3 weeks in February:


Before we start to learn and work together, it's nice to get to know each other. 
Present yourself and your class and meet your global classmates!


2. Challenges, 4 weeks in March: 


We will start exploring the topics on Children's Rights and present the challenging assignments.
Use your school page to report on conversations in your classroom and share your work and stories. 

Students can make their own choices in the assignments and use all creativity and knowledge to share contributions.


3. Questions & Answers, 4 weeks in April: 


In the first week of this phase, every class creates a good question about Children's Rights for the other participants in the Circle.
Classes can be divided into groups to answer all questions in the weeks after. In this way, students from different schools can work closely on the same question.

Answers will be posted in the wiki and can be discussed in Skype meetings.


4. Completion, 3 weeks in May: 


On Monday morning May 14th the final phase starts. Until Friday June 03 there's time to work on your Completion.
We are all curious about your letter and your 'eye-openers'.



Phase 4 - Completion

May 14 - June 03   


NEWSLETTER Monday June 4 (week 17):


Dear participants,


After a learning adventure of almost 4 months, the Learning Circles Children's Rights have ended for this school year.


In the final phase, wonderful letters have been written to UNICEF, with very personal messages and creative solutions.

Some schools used the peer-learning tool peerScholar, others have added letters on their school page.

Please add your evaluations on your school page too, to finish the circles together.

This wiki stays open, so it’s possible to look closely at the contributions of other schools in the next weeks or months.


We will collect all your letters to UNICEF,  and share the 3 winning letters with you in the wikis.


The next months: we are preparing the new Learning Circles that will start in February 2019.

We'll keep you posted!


Thank you for all your efforts to increase awareness about children’s rights and keep up the good work!


On behalf of the LC team,


Bob Hofman,

Manon of Herwijnen 



Link to previous newsletters


How to use this wiki:


  • In the sidebar on the right, you can find:

    • links to the 4 phases, with instructions and explanation.

    • additional information like resources and the timeline 

  • Please read all the background information before you start.

  • Every Monday the newsletter on this home page keeps you updated.

  • Each group or class in this Learning Circle can post their contributions for phase 1 and 2 on their own school page.

    Find your school page by clicking on the name of your school, in the overview at the bottom of the home page and the pages for the 4 phases. 

  • Everyone can see your contributions, but only participants that can log in can edit this page. 


Learning & working in a global classroom


The main purpose of this Learning Circle is to enable a global connection by sharing ideas, thoughts, knowledge and inspiration.
You will learn a lot and gain more insight into each others’ lives and
 increase awareness of Children's Rights.

Students co-create new knowledge and future skills. To keep track of what skills are addressed and what it has brought to your class see the page 'Learning & practicing skills'.


Feedback and comments: All groups are asked to closely collaborate, by looking at the pages of the other participants and give comments and feedback directly on these pages.






To really get in touch and discuss your work, we have created a schedule for all schools to meet via Skype.

In April each group or class will organize a video conference with at least 2 other classes. Of course, you can also start in February or March if you want to.

Exciting and fun!

Read how to make an appointment to Skype on this page 


The page 'Background information' gives all kinds of practical information, about collaboration and the methodology of the Circles. 




Information / Action


Learning Circle facilitator (questions and support about the learning process during the circle)

Manon van Herwijnen

Project coordinator Global Teenager Project: Bob Hofman

Learning Circle Team 

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 Participants / School pages





School  / Class



 Questions    & Answers


   The Netherlands

1. SG de Meergronden - Ms. Marleen Dorresteijn and Mr. Mike van Tent – class BG2T





2. National College ‘B.P.Hasdeu’ Ms. Dana Trocaru – class 10 B




   The Netherlands

3. SG de Meergronden – Ms. Ghada Idsinga and Mr. Gordon Vos – class MH2T




4. Lycee de Japoma – Ms. Kebila Patricia Nabila Langsi – group TieALL





5. Evangelische Schulgemeinschaft Erzgebirge – Mr. Jonny Hielscher and Mr. Ekkehard Hansen – class 9 alpha

   The Netherlands

6. Haags Montessori Lyceum – Ms. Tamar Schats – class Mavo 3



7. Danforth Gardens Public School – Mr. Matthew Malisani – class ‘Danforth Gardens 5/6 C'


   The Netherlands

8. Varendonck College – Ms. Neeltje van de Vossenberg – class AT3A


   South Africa

9. Hoërskool Uitsig - Mr. Warren Campodonico - group 'Hoërskool Uitsig'



* A date in the overview means a school posted a contribution for this phase.
  The color of the date indicates if it was placed in time, little bit late, 1 one week late or more.

*An 'X' in the overview means a school did not place anything in the wiki in this phase. 




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