Children researching their urban environment: developing a methodology

Hacking, Elisabeth Barratt and Barratt, Robert (2009) Children researching their urban environment: developing a methodology. Education 3-13, 37 (4). pp. 371-383. ISSN 0300-4279

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Abstract

Listening to children: environmental perspectives and the school curriculum (L2C) was a UK research council project based in schools in a socially and economically deprived urban area in England. It focused on 10/12 year old children's experience of their local community and environment, and how they made sense of this in relation both to their lives and the school curriculum. Issues faced by the research team in developing and implementing the project methods are explored including the challenge to promote children's equal involvement with adults in all aspects of the research. A case is made for promoting participatory and collaborative research with children in school settings. It is suggested that through the L2C project, the children developed an approach that was sensitive to children's personal experience and that developed their capacity as researchers and their understanding of the value of research.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education > Teacher Education
Research Priority Areas: Learning and Professional Contexts
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 09:46
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 09:46
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3683

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