This book's unique child-centered perspective provides an easy-to-follow model for teaching research methodology to children to participate actively in their own education.

Children as Active Researchers

Children as active researchers

This chapter contains three studies by child researchers aged between 10 and 12 years of age. The reports are diverse in topic, illustrate different methods and vary in length and style. A sense of ownership is evident in all of them and, importantly, a unique young person perspective comes through strongly. They constitute an original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate what can be achieved by children actively researching issues that interest or concern them. The first report was undertaken by a Year 7 pupil, the second by two Year 6 pupils and the third report by two Year 5 pupils.

How Does Death Affect Children?

PaulO'Brien, Year 7


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