Global Childhoods Seminar Series: Dr Marek Tesar

Level 4, Room L414 100 Leicester Street

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Please note: Seminar has been postponed. Updated date TBA

This presentation will outline some thoughts concerning global childhoods in conjunction with methodological thinking that builds on the theoretical turn taken by many social scientists over the past decade towards new materialism and posthumanism. I will utilise the context of countries where I have conducted studies over the past 10 years to explore what I call a Global Childhoods and Local Issues research project. This presentation will ask questions about the kinds of childhoods that might be constructed through policy documents and the roles that new methodological turns should and could play in childhood research projects. Such methodology then enables critical engagement with and a questioning of what policy documents (including curriculum) means for “our children as 21st century citizens, learning how to learn in a fast changing and globally connected world” (Te Whāriki, NZ Curriculum, 2017, p. 2).