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Discover Children's University


Shelley, B and Eyles, K, Discover Children's University, Proceedings from the 2nd Education Transforms Symposium, 12-14 July 2017, Hobart, Australia, pp. 16. (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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Children’s University commenced in Tasmania in 2015. It creates opportunities and encourages children to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative activities at validated Learning Destinations. Twenty-five young Tasmanians and their families/carers will join the Children’s University Tasmania team in a unique experiential learning opportunity at the Symposium. Evaluations of the Children’s University in the UK and in Australia indicate its positive influence on attainment, attendance and attitudes to learning. Preliminary evaluation results from Tasmania will be shared with the children and their families/carers and they will be able to reflect on the 2016 graduation ceremony and their engagement in the program. Parent and child perspectives will be shared during an interactive, strengths based discussion.

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Item Type:Plenary Presentation
Keywords:Children's University, learning, informal learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Research Field:Education policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Social class and inequalities
UTAS Author:Shelley, B (Dr Becky Shelley)
UTAS Author:Eyles, K (Ms Karen Eyles)
ID Code:124782
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2018-03-08
Last Modified:2018-03-23

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