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The Children's Research Centre has produced a range of resources to support children and young people in designing their own independent research, collecting and analysing data and writing up their research for dissemination. As well as the the Children's Research Centre hub, you may find our publications, and useful resources useful in supporting your own work.

Learning through research: teaching sessions

The CRC have produced a range of resources to support children and young people in designing their own independent research, collecting and analysing data and writing up their research for dissemination. The following teaching sessions based on the original work of Mary Kellett and built on in the more recent book Developing Children as Researchers support practitioners when working on research projects with children and young people.

Useful Resources

 

Children’s Research centre organizes a regular seminar series, invited talks, and yearly conference. Its academics also conduct variety of courses which you may enroll into every semester and will receive a certificate. See our calendar for events you may be interested and visit Open Learn to sign up for a course.

Publications

Representing Children's Rights from Discussion Through to Illustration and Interpretation

Chamberlain, L. & Cooper, V. (2019) Representing children’s rights from discussion through to illustration and interpretation, BERA Research Intelligence (RI) Special Issue: 30 years of the UNCRC: International perspectives on inclusive educational research with childre

Developing children as researchers

Developing children as researchers

Kim, C-Y., Kerawalla, L. & Sheehy, K. (2017) Developing children as researchers: A practical guide to helping children conduct research. David Fulton Books.)

Chae-Young Kim with Kieron Sheehy and Cindy Kerawalla has developed a practical guidebook that gives teachers - and other adults who work with children - a set of structured session plans to facilitate children to conduct social science research.

Children as researchers in primary schools

Children as researchers in primary schools

Bucknall, S. (2012) Children as researchers in primary schools. London & New York: Routledge.

  • Background
  • A model for good practice
  • Interactive activities introducing and consolidating each step of the research process
  • Suggestions for reflection and evaluation
  • Photocopiable resources
  • Suggestions for further reading 
How to develop children as researchers

How to develop children as researchers

Kellett, M. (2005) How to develop children as researchers. London: Paul Chapman Publishing.

  • Differentiated teaching programme
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Photocopiable resources
  • Interactive activities
  • Games

Useful Resources

MyShout! Supporting young people (aged 12+) who want to carry out their own social science research.

If you are carrying out research with young people, you will find the MyShout! resources a useful way of supporting their understanding of the research process.  MyShout! adopts a blended learning approach mixing online resources that young people can work on independently approach, supported by intermittent adult-led face-to-face sessions that introduce key research concepts. 

MyShout! was developed by Dr Lucinda (Cindy) Kerawalla.


Our Story App

Read more about an innovative methodology for capturing young children's curiosity, imagination and voices using Our Story, a free app developed by researchers at the Open University.