Category Archives: Training/Education

Workshop at King’s College London: Children’s benefit or burden?

Children’s benefit or burden?

A workshop about how young people have been used to promote ideas of the future and why this matters today

3 September 2015, King’s College London
NGOs, academics, museum professionals and policy makers working with, on and for children are invited to explore how and why children were mobilised and represented in the past – and what lessons this history offers us today. 

Continue reading Workshop at King’s College London: Children’s benefit or burden?

VERY SHORT DEADLINE: Fully Funded PhD Studentship

Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Families and Food in Hard Times research project

Ref: 1483875 

UCL Institute of Education, Department Social Science 

Duration of Studentship: 3 years
Stipend: £17,493 per year, inclusive of London Allowance plus course fees of £5,445 per year

Vacancy Information

Thomas Coram Research Unit is a multidisciplinary research unit which carries out policy-relevant research focussed on children and young people within and outside their families. The studentship will be located at the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU), UCL Institute of Education and will be available from October 2015. It is attached to a five year research project ‘Families and Food in Hard Times’ funded by the European Research Council.   Continue reading VERY SHORT DEADLINE: Fully Funded PhD Studentship

Conference: young people affected by sexual violence as change-makers in prevention efforts

Cumberland Lodge – ‘Young people affected by sexual violence as change-makers in prevention efforts’ a one day international colloquium on participatory practice and the ethical challenges it presents

Monday 28th September 2015, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK

This unique, inter-disciplinary conference will bring together leading children’s rights advocates, researchers and practitioners to explore the benefits, opportunities and risks of participatory working with young people affected by sexual violence.

Confirmed speakers include: International Child Rights Advocate Gerison Lansdown; leading academics, Professor Jenny Pearce OBE and Dr Kristine Hickle; and expert practitioners from PhotoVoice (UK), ECPAT International (Thailand) and Stichting Alexander (Netherlands).

This inter-institutional, inter-disciplinary event will provide an interactive space for discussions on creative and therapeutic tools for effective practice; ethical dilemmas and legal implications of participatory work; and the opportunities and challenges that social media presents for involving more young people in prevention efforts.

£45 registration fee including lunch and dinner, limited spaces available. Please register here:

Email: for further details.

Professional Studies in Children’s Play postgraduate programme

There is still time to apply for a September start on our Postgraduate Professional Studies in Children’s Play. Our courses at the University of Gloucestershire, UK, are delivered part time by distance learning and you can study with us from anywhere in the world. You can study just one module, or a PGCert, PGDip or full MA. Continue reading Professional Studies in Children’s Play postgraduate programme

Postdoctoral Position for Connected Learning at UC Irvine

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

One postdoctoral position is available in the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub (, at the UC Humanities Research Institute, based on the University of California, Irvine campus. The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate in a MacArthur Foundation-funded research network on Connected Learning, investigating how digital and networked media can support interest-driven and socially connected forms of learning. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting ethnographic and design research on interest-driven learning with digital media, with a focus on parental involvement. The project will involve building on an existing body of research to develop and study how families can more productively engage with digital media. Research, design, and writing will be conducted as part of a collaborative team effort with principle investigators and others involved in the research network.

Requirements – Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and research experience with contemporary developments concerning youth, digital media and learning. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in ethnographic and online research with families and youth and expertise in learning theory, Internet research, and design research. Fluency in Spanish is desirable. Evidence of collaborative and mixed methods research will also be valued. Travel may be required in this position to perform research and meet with collaborators.

Position is dependent on extramural funding. Initial appointment is for one year and renewal is based on performance and is contingent on receipt of project funding. Review of applications will begin May 11, 2015, and will continue through application deadline of July 31, 2015.

The appointment may begin as early as January 1, 2016 and would continue until December 31, 2016, renewable for an additional year, pending review and available funding. Annual salary ranges from $52,000 to $56,243 depending on experience.

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted online at and must include:

1. Letter of Interest (including research skills)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Three Letters of Reference
4. Writing Sample

More information about the Connected Learning Research Network can be found at