What children and young people say
What children and young people say

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What children and young people say

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand research and other sources of information about children’s experiences in education and other spheres

  • appreciate more fully how children’s lives outside of school influence their experiences within school

  • recognise how our own experiences and our views of children and childhood influence how we learn about, interpret and act upon what children tell us

  • take a critical approach to research, advocacy and other activities focused on finding out and promoting children’s views and experiences.


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