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Children as researchers: wild things and the dialogic imagination
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-20, 23:01 authored by Megan LangMegan Lang, Rebecca ShelleyRebecca Shelley
Child-led research has arisen in response to changed perspectives on children’s rights and capabilities. However, questions remain about the implications of children participating in ways and for purposes designed by adults. This paper examines a child-led research project through the heuristic of dialogism to identify the perspectives and motivations of adults and children – the many ‘voices’ of the situation. Ontological conceptualisations of childhood, adult critical self-reflection, accommodation of children’s priorities and openness towards unexpected or challenging outcomes are discussed.
Department/SchoolPeter Underwood Centre
PublisherSage Publications Ltd
Place of publication6 Bonhill Street, London, England, Ec2A 4Pu
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