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The Student Voice Using Contemporary ICT Tools for Advocacy, Action and Engagement

Kids Congress is a shared educational experience using contemporary ICT tools for students aged 10-14 years. It focuses on a global social justice agenda using ICT methodologies developed by students and presented to students in intensive mode. This paper describes how a variety of media and methodologies are used to provide rich opportunities for students to share, exchange, present ideas and opinions in the context of a belief in the power of the individual to make a difference. Kids Congress models best practice in education with age specific activities that focus upon student leadership by allowing students to determine the agenda and curriculum. A critical examination will be made of the role of ICT, particularly with reference to multi-modal learning, the convergence of technologies and the opportunities this presents for student engagement. The specific strategies used to produce high quality products in problem-based learning scenarios will be described and examples provided.
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ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners