Module 2: A Rights-Based Approach to Children’s Quality of Life

Last updated: April 29, 2021


This course aims to familiarise teacher trainers with the rights-based approach in education and to enable them to apply it in their everyday practices. Thus, the course is intended to empower teacher trainers in order to facilitate opportunities for improving children’s quality of life through the perspective of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The first unit aims to enable the educators to gain a theoretical background, by providing a thorough description of CRC and its principles and how these relate to quality of life. The second unit aims to provide teacher trainers with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to understand children’s quality of life from a rights-based perspective and to become able to apply that knowledge in real case scenarios.



Teacher trainers will become able to:

Acquire basic knowledge for the historical path that led to the formation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CCR).

Identify CCR’s basic features as a legal tool for the application of children’s rights.

Analyse the term ‘quality of children’s life’ with reference to the four Principles of CRC.

Explain the links between certain Articles of CRC and the quality of children’s life.

Develop skills regarding the methodology of human rights education in relation to quality of life for children.

Strengthen the significance attributed to children’s quality of life from a rights-based approach in education.