BARN2001 - Children's Rights in a Global Perspective


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written exam 100/100 4 hours

Course content

This course offers a critical examination of children's rights in an international context, focusing on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989. The course presents a historical overview of the development of children's rights and discusses the principles of the current Convention, such as the principle of the 'best interest of the child' and children's rights to provision, protection and participation. The course addresses local and global values of children's rights and highlights some of the current problems in policies and practices relating to children, applying it to a range of children's issues.

Learning outcome

The main objectives of the course are to provide students with knowledge of:

  • The historical background of children's rights.
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC); articles, principles and practices.
  • Global perspectives and regional conventions on children's rights (e.g. the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child).
  • Contemporary issues related to children's rights (e.g. education, child labour, migration, child protection, health services, media, etc.)

Learning methods and activities

Total lecture hours: approximately 20 hours.

Course materials

Information will be given at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Childhood Studies
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Written exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written exam 100/100 2023-12-09 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 Sluppenvegen 14 11
Spring ORD Written exam 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU