Re-writing the future: Exploring young people’s stories of education and engagement

What is ‘Re-writing the Future?’ The aim of the research is to imagine alternative futures and thereby identify specific barriers and enablers of continued educational engagement for young people who may not normally access further or higher education. Following on from Stories2Connect, we will use a method that enables young people to create stories and Read More …

Knife Crime Perspectives

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), in partnership with the Lancashire Youth Council have devised a project that incorporates participatory research methods to look at knife crime. The young people have identified questions including what knife crime is, why it happens and how this concerns them and other young people in Lancashire.   This research Read More …

The Magic 6

As with every participatory research project there needs to be a system that is followed. In this specific project the Magic 6 protocol by Larkins and Bison was used to create a 6-step protocol to carry out this research project on knife crime. Learning participatory methods and identifying issues on things they want to make Read More …

Research Process

The research process contains three primary sources which allows this  project to reach a lot of young people. While the research process is still in the early stages, some of the implementations below will give readers a better insight into what is happening within the project. The first part of this is sending a questionnaire Read More …

Black and White

Black and White was written by one of the Stories2Connect researchers in collaboration with a young person with autism who participated with the project. The material for the story was collected through an in-depth interview with a young woman and her mother who shared some of their experiences of education and challenges around (mis)understandings of autism. Read More …