Young Children are Researchers

Project Details


The ‘Young Children Are Researchers’ (YCAR) project is a participatory study that recognises ways that young children adopt research behaviours to build knowledge and how they can be supported to do so. It is important because (i) teachers and parents often find it difficult to assess young children’s knowledge acquisition and (ii) methods of doing so are contested and YCAR provides an evidence-based framework and (iii) it is important to establish what young children know in order to make provision for their next phase of learning. To date, the study findings have reached thousands of practitioners, education leaders, academics, students and policymakers in the UK and overseas through varied publications, dissemination events and endorsements from external education organisations and individuals.
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  • 1 Organising a conference or workshop
  • 1 Oral presentation
  • 1 Workshop

Horizon 2020 Project Child-UP. Partnership meeting and International Seminar

Federico Farini (Participant), Evangelia Prokopiou (Participant), Kim Woodbridge-Dodd (Participant), Jane Murray (Participant), Angela Scollan (Participant), Claudio Baraldi (Participant), Helen Avery (Participant), Adrian Holliday (Participant), Krystyna Slany (Participant) & Shannon Damery (Participant)

9 Sep 201911 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopResearch


Young children’s research behaviours: teachers and parents as help or hindrance?

Jane Murray (Speaker)

13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

The Young Children As Researchers (YCAR) project

Jane Murray (Speaker)

1 Jan 2014

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch