Mass Observation and the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon

In the second of a series of blog posts, Suzanne Rose and Anthony McCoubrey from the Mass Observation Archive reflect on their participation in the ESRC Festival of Social Science event: the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon and the significance of ‘object stories’ for the Archive.  Re-blogged from Everyday Childhoods Blog This was the third year in … Continue reading Mass Observation and the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon

Reflections on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

By Janet Boddy On Wednesday 4th March I took part in a panel discussion for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, in the House of Commons. The group is chaired by Craig Whittaker MP and organised by The Who Cares? Trust , a brilliant organisation which supports and advocates … Continue reading Reflections on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

(Vulner)ability and creative action research spaces

Public discourses of children in general, and children in welfare settings in particular, often revolve around their vulnerability. Official statistics for example note that children in care are more likely than the general population to experience mental health problems. This way of thinking about children has the tendency to focus on the individual child and … Continue reading (Vulner)ability and creative action research spaces

International development, impact evaluation and research with children

Guest blogger this week is Benjamin Zeitlyn, Lecturer in International Education in the Department of Education at Sussex, who reflects on his recent fieldwork in Ethiopia part of the evaluation of the Speed Schools Project. In the 1990s a new trend swept through development, led by people such as Robert Chambers from the Institute of … Continue reading International development, impact evaluation and research with children