Category Archives: Children

Developing the skills of seven‐ and eight‐year‐old researchers

This article describes a research project undertaken as part of a Master’s degree drawing on the author’s recent professional experience as a primary teacher and headteacher. It explores the possibilities and benefits of supporting the development of social research skills … Continue reading

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Children’s life world as a perspective on their citizenship

The latest childhood studies present children’s citizenship as a process of  engaging in matters related to children themselves in their everyday lives.  However, only a few studies have been conducted on what those issues are and what they actually tell … Continue reading

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Social justice storytelling and young children’s active citizenship

This paper examines empirical data with regard to recent theorizing and conceptualizing of children’s citizenship. It draws on a doctoral study where the author told social justice stories to one class of children aged five to six years to investigate … Continue reading

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Children could learn valuable lessons in moral citizenship

School pupils learn about practical philosophy. Children could learn valuable lessons in moral citizenship, such as making moral judgements and informed choices, through taking part in philosophical dialogue, according to researchers at Strathclyde. A study of more than 130 primary … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship in Thinking: Cognitive Development in Social Context

Apprenticeship in Thinking: Cognitive Development in Social Context This interdisciplinary work presents an integration of theory and research on how children develop their thinking as they participate in cultural activity with the guidance and challenge of their caregivers and other … Continue reading

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Learning Together: Children and Adults in a School Community

Learning Together: Children and Adults in a School Community This book advances the theoretical account that Barbara Rogoff presented in her highly acclaimed book, Apprenticeship in Thinking. Here, Rogoff collaborates with two master teachers from an innovative school in Salt … Continue reading

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