Feeling Odd in the World of Education

Participate in research to understand young children’s feelings about belonging in school

Key Information
  • Work with researchers and artists on an exciting educational research project.
  • Visit schools and work with children to understand their experiences and feelings.
  • Students should have experience of working with children
  • CommitmentYou will negotiate participation with researchers, but expect to undertake some preparatory work from 26th May. Field work will take place in the week starting 13th July.
  • Host AcademicProfessor Kate Pahl
  • Two positions are available.
Detailed Information

The Feeling Odd project is a three-year Arts and Humanities Research Council project that is concerned with the ways in which children experience school. Over the three years of the project, we have made films and documents about what it is like to experience school with a focus on young children’s feelings. You will work with a strand of the Odd team led by Professor Kate Pahl and Steve Pool to co-produce a book and an article about the project. Students should have experience of working with Primary school age children and be enthusiastic about hearing their voices. Activities might include film making and arts-related work.

Some time will be spent in a school in central Manchester, so a DBS will be required. This will be fully paid for by the university.