Professor Dana Mitra, Penn State University, USA
Student voice: Pathways to partnership, civic engagement and youth development
This presentation takes concepts common in the student voice literature for older children and considers ways in which the youngest students have the similar capacities. It considers the types of partnerships that can be formed, opportunities for civic engagement that can make a difference, and ways that student voice can foster developmental capacities of agency, belonging, competence, and discourse.
Professor Lasse Lipponen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dynamics of listening and producing children’s voices
Early childhood education has seen a growing interest in listening to children’s voices. In terms of research, it seems fair to argue that the relationship between how adults listen to children, and the ways that children are encouraged to represent and produce their voices is commonly seen as unproblematic. This has led to an empirical and theoretical position whereby the relationship between these two aspects is impoverished. In this presentation, applying ideas from Hegel, and Honneth, I will analyze and theorize the dynamics between listening and producing voices. I will discuss the educational implications of my analysis.
Professor Kate Wall, University of Strathclyde
Dr Mhairi Beaton, Aberdeen University
Professor Pia Christensen, Leeds University
Dr Claire Cassidy, University of Strathclyde
Dr John I’Anson, Stirling University
PUBLIC LECTURE poster (June)