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UV9230 – Listening to children's voices. Methodological challenges and possibilities

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Course content

How can researchers access children’s experiences and perspectives on their learning and living?  A range of methodological challenges and possibilities concerning  research with children will be presented and discussed at  different stages of a research study from initial ideas to final dissemination. The course will focus on methodological flexibility and the combination of  different methods and participatory tools which can be used to give children a direct voice in the production of data This will include research examples of working with young children under five years old using the Mosaic approach developed by Alison Clark and Peter Moss. In addition, the course will address problems related to gathering children’s, parents’ and practitioners’ perspectives and the ethical and epistemological issues that arise. There will be discussion of the analysis of data through different waves of interpretation, including children’s and adults’ contribution to the analysis. Questions surrounding the researcher’s voice will be raised.


Ph.d.-students at The Faculty of Education will be given priority, but it is also possible for other Ph.d.-students to apply.

Ph.d.-students from the University of Oslo apply through Studentweb

Others apply through this application form.

Application deadline: 16. September.


Lectures and workshop sessions where students discuss ideas raised and relate them to their own research.

This is an intensive course over two days, each with 6 hours of lectures, totaling 12 hours. Attendance is mandatory (80%).

Dates: 31st October-1st November 2013.

Hours:  10.15-17.15.


Paper - abstract. The deadline for submission is 10th January 2014. The paper shall be submitted electronically to the lecturer.

Participation two days and submitted abstract: 3 credits. Participation two days, but not submitted paper: 1 credit.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

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Autumn 2013


Autumn 2013

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