Listening to children’s voices: Can teachers hear them?


In order to help teachers cope with common challenges in their everyday work, I would argue that we need to listen to children’s voices and perspectives and incorporate what we learn from them into our everyday practice. Giving children a voice and some agency is also compatible with more inclusive, participatory and ethical ways of working. A wide range of ideas from giving children some/limited agency to inviting them to become research partners will be considered. A range of hands-on examples and techniques will be introduced to illustrate the opportunities every teacher can try out. Some challenges and ethical dilemmas will also be addressed alongside questions from the audience.




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