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A whole new way to frame children’s life experiences

How a project with school children in India is showcasing the potential of pupil research

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It is often assumed that conducting serious research is something that only adults are able to do.

But I have evidence that children are far more capable in this area than adults generally give them credit for.

In a project that has now spanned more than five years, I have seen 10-year-old children conducting research within their communities – research that has gone on to make a significant contribution to our knowledge of contemporary society in India.

It began in 2010, when I proposed a project to the Australian Research Council. I suggested that small groups of children in India could ...

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