Dr Sarah Young

Dr Sarah Young is a lecturer and researcher in early childhood education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Sarah’s research addresses the relations of teachers and children as they collaborate in shared creative spaces with particular focus on play and the arts. Building reciprocal relationships where children and adults co-contribute to the creative process is central to her research in educational and public spaces. Sarah has engaged with research collaborations with the Melbourne Museum focusing on theorising and rethinking public learning spaces for children. Theoretical drivers of Sarah’s research are cultural-historical theory, childhood sociology, early childhood education, arts-based methodologies and philosophies of play.