Childhood and Society SIG Upcoming Events

Action Research in Education: An introduction with Dr Lynette Morris and Zahra Alizadeh, 5-6pm BST Monday 14th June 2021 (free, online)

Why does action research matter in the context of education? How can action research transform education, educators and the experience of educating? What does it take to make action research work? Action Research is research in action; it is initiated, directed and controlled by practitioners as collaborative inquiry aimed at improving practice quality.  Action Research … Continue reading Action Research in Education: An introduction with Dr Lynette Morris and Zahra Alizadeh, 5-6pm BST Monday 14th June 2021 (free, online)

Down the Back of a Chair: What does a method of scrabbling with Le Guin’s ‘Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction’ offer conceptualisations of ‘the child’ in the Anthropocene? (Childhood and Society Seminar, 12-12.45pm Monday 14th June 2021, free, online)

In this paper we work with Ursula Le Guin’s (1986) Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction to offer a reconfiguration of ‘the book’ in early childhood contexts. By attending to the relational agencies that are generated from messy entanglements of reader-book-child-chair-cat-lice-mites…we are compelled to feel our way round to arrive at other ideas about what books … Continue reading Down the Back of a Chair: What does a method of scrabbling with Le Guin’s ‘Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction’ offer conceptualisations of ‘the child’ in the Anthropocene? (Childhood and Society Seminar, 12-12.45pm Monday 14th June 2021, free, online)