Leaders of Learning (2013-2016)
Leaders of Learning (LoL) was a three phase Scottish Government-funded project, developed and delivered by Children in Scotland, Young Scot and Scottish Youth Parliament. The Children's Parliament was also involved in Phase 1. The project worked to support greater engagement of children and young people in schools, focusing on areas identified by children and young people themselves as priorities.
The project was underpinned by a rights-based approach, ensuring there was a clear connection between the lived experience of children and young people and their entitlements under the UNCRC.
Phase 1 looked to engage and consult with children and young people to identify how well they understood their entitlement to a broad general education under Curriculum for Excellence, including the importance of pupil participation, wider learning and wider achievement. The project engaged with children and young people from nursery-S3 in a range of settings. Participants identified three themes as being of central importance to them and their learning; emotional health and wellbeing; planning our learning, and supporting better use of technology.
Access the findings from Phase 1 here
Phase 2 built on the themes of Phase 1 as identified by those children and young people who took part in Phase 1. Phase 2 worked with children and young people from P5-S3 from across Scotland to explore how schools could engage with children and young people around the three core themes. Two short films were produced by children and young people involved in LoL to illustrate their work (One Day and Planning Our Learning).
Watch the films on our YouTube channel here
Phase 3 continued to work with the children and young people involved with Phase 2. The purpose of Phase 3 was to develop an evaluation methodology to provide evidence of the impact of the Leaders of Learning model at school level and to support other schools develop the Leaders of Learning approach in their own schools.
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