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PLAYTrack & CoC Bootcamp: Co-creation with children in research and in practice

2018.06.15 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 11 Oct Fri 12 Oct
Time 09:00    15:00
Location IMC, Aarhus University and Capital of Children Office, Billund
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This two-day bootcamp approaches co-creation with children from two different perspectives: the researcher’s and the practitioner’s. Day 1 is dedicated to theoretical and methodological aspects of designing co-creative research projects. Day 2 treats practical tools and ethical dimensions when children enter into co-creative processes with private and public sector professionals and it includes hands-on sessions. Together the two days explore the assumption that if adults and children are to enter into co-creative processes as symmetrical partners, strategies to handle the inherent status difference that exists in any child-adult relationship are necessary.

Day 1: Documentation techniques and research methods

Place: Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark. Time: October 11, 2018, 9 am to 4 pm.

The first leg of the bootcamp explores research methods in projects that co-create with children. The program invites methodological reflection and empirical insights on how to incorporate documentation techniques and playful learning routines into research designs. The speakers all work with the pedagogical principles for early childhood education in Reggio Emilia. It is our hope that the bootcamp will encourage in-depth discussions about different ways of implementing Reggio-inspired techniques into co-creative research. We see the bootcamp as an opportunity to learn new ways to design research that incorporates children’s experiences and attitudes.

Day 2: Children as equal partners in co-creative processes?

Place: Capital of Children Office, Gammelbro 38, 7190 Billund, Denmark Time: October 12, 2018, 10 am to 3 pm.

The second leg of the bootcamp is intended as a hands-on supplement to the academic program of day 1. The aim is to train the participants in techniques and exercises that makes it possible for adults to enter into or to facilitate co-creative processes with children. The speakers explain the principles and pedagogical ideas behind the different techniques.

Sign up for day 1 or day 2 or both days here



DAY 1:          Documentation techniques and research methods

Time:   Oct 11 2018, 9:00-16:30

Place: Interacting Minds Centre, Building 1483
School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University
Nobelparken, Jens Chr Skous Vej 4, 1483-312
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

08:45 – 09:00 Coffee & croissants

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome

09:05 – 10:20 Alison Clark: ‘Participatory methods with young children’

10:20 – 11:35 Mara Krechevsky: 'Making Learning Visible: Understanding, Documenting, and Supporting Children as Individual and Group Learners’

11:35 – 12:15 Lunch break

12:15 – 13:45 Amanda Bateman: 'Stories about children’s competencies’

13:45 – 15:00 William Parnell: ‘What happens when we make learning visible?: Documentarians living in documentation together’

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 16:30 Jeanne Marie Iorio: ‘Making place and more-than-human relationships visible through Documentation’

16:30 – 18:00 Reception (drinks & snacks)


DAY 2:          Children as equal partners in co-creative processes?

Time: Oct 12 2018, 9:30 – 15:45

Place: Refborg Hotel, Buen 6, 7190 Billund, Denmark

08:00   Bus from Aarhus to Billund leaves

09:15 – 9:30  Coffee & croissants

09:30 – 9:45  Welcome

9:45 – 10:45  Mara Krechevsky: ‘Learning to Document; Documenting to Learn’

10:45 – 11:45 Jeanne Marie Iorio: ‘Walking with place’

11:45 – 12:30 Lunch break

12:30 – 13:30 William Parnell: ‘The Power of Images and of Young Toddlers: Intersections of Digital Cameras and 100 Languages’

13:30 – 14:30 Alison Clark: ‘Ethical considerations in working with participatory methods’

14:30 – 14:45 Coffee break

14:45 – 15:45 Amanda Bateman: ‘Introducing Conversation Analysis in Early Childhood
and Learning Stories’

15:45 – 17:00 Reception (drinks & snacks)

Workshop, PLAYTrack
Co_creation_program_01.pdf (144 Kb)