CIRCY member Professor Lucy Robinson reflects on Indie Rock-a-Nore, a one-day indie pop festival raising money for the suicide prevention charity Grassroots. The theme of CIRCY’s 5th anniversary year is ‘children, young people and the future’. But what does that mean, given growing concern – in the UK and internationally – about young people’s mental health and wellbeing? In … Continue reading Indie Rock-a-Nore
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
Molly Napier, BA Childhood and Youth: Theory and Practice, University of Sussex On Friday 27th of January 2017 the Since 9/11 was launched at an inspirational conference with incredible guest speakers including Sara Khan (co-director of Inspire), Admiral Lord West (former Undersecretary of State for Security and now chancellor of Southampton Solent University) and Fiyaz … Continue reading Since 9/11: Educating Against Hate
“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.
By Isabella Wells, 1st year BACY student I didn’t have any idea of what Rotterdam would be like, all I knew was that the Dutch have a friendly reputation and their educational system has been rated positively. When I arrived in Rotterdam I was surprised by how modern the city is, everywhere you look you … Continue reading Spending stars
Further reflections by Alina Next, the University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, offered us a lesson to remember. With hints of John Dewey, and a flavour of social pedagogy, Henk Oosterling’s TED talk about a more contemporary battle was simple but powerful. Using the example of London riots, the philosopher stressed the importance of up-bringing, of … Continue reading Henk Oosterling’s lesson: Responsibility starts early