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COVID–19, education and learning: Amplifying young children’s voices

Tyrie, Jacky, Chicken, Sarah, Knight, Cathryn, Mannay, Dawn ORCID:, Tur Porres, Gisselle, Waites, Tegan, Waters–Davies, Jane and Westall, Anna 2023. COVID–19, education and learning: Amplifying young children’s voices. [Project Report]. The Welsh Government. Available at:

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Audience This document is aimed at anyone who has an interest in young children's experiences of education during the Covid-19 pandemic, and/or accessing young children's voices through creative participatory methods. This includes teachers, education policy makers, parents and community organisations, and researchers. Overview The document provides a report on a study that sought to amplify the voices of young children, aged 3-6years during the Covid-19 pandemic, about their experiences of education at that time. The report details the methodology adopted during the study, which includes the use of creative and participatory methods designed to ensure that researchers could access and record the experiences of the young children. Considerable detail about the experiences of the young children is included in the findings chapters. Action required This report includes a range of recommendations. Education policy makers and teachers should attend to these in planning curriculum experiences for children in the early and foundation years, as well as primary years of schooling. Parents and community organisations may wish to consider which recommendations might be supported by their activity and conversations with the school sector. Researchers may wish to consider the methods used in accessing young children's experiences in their own research with young children.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: childen; Covid-19; pandemic; schools; lockdown; learning; early years; creative methods; qualitative research; Wales
Publisher: The Welsh Government
Funders: Welsh Government
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 May 2023
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 16:17

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