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.
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.
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
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.
Bucknall, S. (2012) Children as researchers in primary schools. London & New York: Routledge.
Kellett, M. (2005) How to develop children as researchers. London: Paul Chapman Publishing.
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.