19 SES 11, Creative Methodologies and their Impact on Children, Young People and Researchers
Symposium, Part 2<br /> Joint Session with NW 05 and NW 07
This paper reflects on a multi-method approach to research on children’ educational transitions and wellbeing in Peru. The methodology was developed by an international team lead by an UK-based team, within a larger, longitudinal project known as Young Lives. YL qualitative methodology is child focused and participatory. A central concern within the project has been to collect children’ own views of the issues affecting their lives. Although this aim stands, the size and scope of the project (involving 4 countries and over 200 children) limited the degree of children’ participation in setting the issues to be discussed and required country specific adaptations. Nevertheless, the methodology offers important tools to help children raise specific concerns beyond what adults set out through the use of graphic, visual and verbal means, including drawing, photography and video making. In Peru, additional tools were developed out of this toolkit to research into children’ perceptions of schooling, as part of a different study, with the aim to feed school reform. In both studies, although children found ways to have their voices heard, the issues they raised were neglected by the policy makers and teachers; generating further ethical dilemmas in terms of what is the research for
Search the ECER Programme
- Search for keywords and phrases in "Text Search"
- Restrict in which part of the abstracts to search in "Where to search"
- Search for authors and in the respective field.
- For planning your conference attendance you may want to use the conference app, which will be issued some weeks before the conference
- If you are a session chair, best look up your chairing duties in the conference system (Conftool) or the app.