IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Thinking about children’s rights in the early years

16 August 2022, 9:00 am–11:00 am

Three young school students. Shutterstock/CCO.

Join this event which will discuss children’s rights in the early years, with a focus on partnerships between family, school and community.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Centre for Teacher and Early Years Education

Event recording

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The speakers will discuss children’s rights in the early years from different perspectives. They will share research findings, practical case studies, and reflections on promoting children’s rights through participatory pedagogical approaches.

This is the sixth workshop of the “Knowledge-exchange workshop series for Chinese practitioners to empower young children for sustainability in Early Childhood Education”, which aims to support Chinese ECE practitioners to better listen to children's voices, encourage children's participation and empower children's agency in everyday practice, which would support SDGs and promote sustainability education in early years.

This workshop series is funded by the UCL Global Engagement Funds and hosted by the Centre for Teacher and Early Years Education at IOE, and Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University.


  • Dr Jie Gao, Research Fellow - Centre for Teacher and Early Years Education.


  • Professor Kay Tisdall, Professor of Childhood Policy - University of Edinburgh,
  • Dr Lynn McNair, Lecturer in Early Childhood Practice and Froebel - University of Edinburgh,
  • Ms Hua Hu, Associate Professor of Early Years Education - China Women's University; Principal of the Affiliated Kindergarten to China Women's University.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in children's rights.