By guest blogger: Danau Tanu, PhD, School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia Over the past few decades, international schools have become increasingly popular among the financially privileged who praise them for the high quality of education and the international perspective that they offer. International schools like to celebrate the number of nationalities … Continue reading Are International Schools colourblind?
By Anne-Meike Fechter, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Sussex Image: ‘a local education centre in Cambodia where young volunteers teach English’ Children and young people can be affected by mobility in different ways: migrating with their families, moving independently, or as children ‘left behind’. How their mobility affects their life chances and choices is … Continue reading Between Privilege and Poverty: Experiences of Aid Worker Children
By Elsie Whittington I, like countless other’s welcome and support the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening’s, statement in parliament at the beginning of March which intends make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) statutory and as such delivered in all primary and secondary schools in England and Wales. Like numerous academics, activists, and educators … Continue reading Supporting Statutory Sex and Relationships Education
An event from Our Future City's #BeWell Initiative Robin Banerjee, Professor of Developmental Psychology and Deputy Head of School (School of Psychology) University of Sussex Reblogged from the CRESS Research Lab and the Our Future City website Although the festive season is no doubt fading into a distant memory as we get stuck into the everyday busy-ness … Continue reading CELEBRATING YOUNG PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CREATIVE ARTS
Blog by Bella Wheeler On 16th November 2016, I attended a workshop organised by the University of East London Centre for Narrative Research at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education in London. The workshop was hosted by Professor Michelle Fine, from City University of New York (see http://www.publicscienceproject.org) and Professor Jill Bradbury, … Continue reading Narrative, participatory methods and social transformation
“If you’re reading this, you’re in Bred… We’re an interesting bunch of people. All of us think about sex, all of us talk about sex and there’s a rumour that some of us have actually done it. Tonight is the party of the year and everyone’s invited; from the posh knobs from Upper Crust down … Continue reading Bred, By Rachel Thomson
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
Reblogged from Everyday Childhoods blog by Liam Berriman Hackathons have become an increasingly commonplace methodology for exploring and experimenting with data. Recent examples of this trend have included calls from archives for programmers and software developers to come and ‘hack’ their collections, and the growth of competitions where young people are invited to play with … Continue reading Hackathons as participatory methodology?
Reblogged from Everyday childhoods blog by Rachel Thomson On Saturday 14th November I had the pleasure of taking part in an event billed as a ‘Hackathon’ hosted by the Sussex Humanities Lab, CIRCY and the Mass Observation Archive. Hackathons are ‘events in which computer programmers and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic … Continue reading Talk to me.
A wonderful and thoughtful post by Rachel Thomson, reflecting on ending the sex and songs project that she and other members of CIRCY have been involved with.
I’ve been reflecting on the funny temporalities involved in changes and continuities. The way we go backwards in order to go forward, and how nothing happens – then it all comes at once. Knowledge captured in truisms about buses and dance steps.
Learning, development, change, love, understanding: all those important things happen in in this jumpy, staggered kind of way. Not the smooth lines that graphs suggest. I’ve been thinking about this because we are at the ‘end’ of the Sexology & Songs project – or at least the project funding is at an end, and like good researchers and youth workers, we need to evaluate the impact of the work, for ourselves and for our funders the Wellcome Trust. During the first session 13 weeks ago, at the start of the winter, participants and workers were asked to rate themselves between 1-10 on the following items:
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