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General question active participation?

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CYP3.7 2.3

Explain the importance of active participation of children and young people in decisions affecting their lives

Write your own definition of what 'active participation' means.

Why is it important for children and young people to be active in making decisions about their own life?
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Hi, welcome to the site. The search page will help find threads already made for this unit, enter words from the assessment criteria - search page

Writing your own definition as requested ensures you avoid any plagiarism :)

This is based on page 100 of the cache handbook - amazon.co.uk

It is important to recognise that children and young people have a right to participation in the key decisions that affect their lives. Article 12 of the United Nations onvention on the Rights of the hilds tates that children should have the opportunity to express their views on matters that concern/are about them, and to have those views taken into account when decisions are made. It is good practice to share your observations/things that you've been made aware of with the child, taking account of their age and development. With very young children, you may want to look at photos together and consider the child's rresponses (smiles, frowns, lack of interest etc). Many children from the age three upwards will be able to talk to you for a time.

Using feedback from young children, you can consider their personal choices and preferences when deciding on the provision of activities.Older children and young people can be encouraged to express their opinions and feelings about their learning activities, the targets that might of been set for them and if the child has an interest in achieving them.

Recent research into consultation with pupils found that children's learning experiences could be imp[roved if tasks were more closely aligned with the social worlds in which they lived, both inside and outside the setting. Participants said they found it helpful when teachrs used materials, objects and images with which they were already familiar.

Active participation helpful check ..
  • Plan activities for play or leisure so that they meet the individual needs of each child or young person.
  • consider how adults and peers listen to what individual children say.
  • Encourage children and young peeople to make choices and set their own priorities.
  • Observe and take account of individual and the group needs and interests for planning possible lines of development.
  • Involve the children and young people in selecting, organising and using resources.
Active participation enables a sense of well-being, belonging and worth as children make personal contributions to what is and what isn't happening.

These are good reading




Listening to children - education.gov.uk

Child-Initiated Play and Learning: Planning for possibilities in the early years - on amazon


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