Childhood and Society SIG Archived Research Projects


MUSICEUM: MUSEUMS AS SPACES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC-MAKING – A MAPPING EXERCISE <Download the final project report here> This pilot study, funded by Cambridge University, brings together a team of experts at the University of Cambridge (Early Years Creativities & Music practice), Middlesex University (Early Childhood Education & Museum Education), Manchester Metropolitan University (Museum Education, … Continue reading MUSICEUM


Principal Investigator – Dr Leena Robertson This Erasmus+ funded project (2014-2017) involves People to People Foundation in Romania and four collaborating universities: Newcastle University, (UK), Univerity of Montpellier (France), Helsinki University (Finland) and Middlesex University (UK). The project arises from two long-standing, global and well documented educational challenges: firstly Eastern European Traveller, including Roma pupils’ … Continue reading ROMA LANGUAGES AND TRANSLANGUAGING ENQUIRY LEARNING SPACES (ROM-tels)


‘I destroyed you. I love you. You have value for me because of your survival of my destruction of you…while I am loving you I am all the time destroying you’. Psychoanalyst DW Winnicott’s theory of object relations and use of toys or ‘transitional objects’ was a starting point for Supertoys, an arts/education project, exhibition … Continue reading Supertoys