Projects per year
My work focuses on the development of innovative pedagogies and research methodologies (including visual approaches) that facilitate effective talk about learning (metacognition). I am interested in the development and exploration of democratic spaces where learners can talk about their experiences of learning.
I have worked extensively in partnership with teachers of all ages and stages, using practitioner enquiry approachesand have a growing interest in how tools with pedagogic and methodological origins can be used to support theorised practice. I have used the same ideas when working under a 'students as researchers' or student voice heading with children as young as 4. I am interested in methodologies for gathering learners’ views on experience, curriculum and learning. I am particularly interested in how visual approaches can facilitate voice with young children – I often think we have not been asking children their opinion or to participate in appropriate ways. I am interested in generating knowledge of ethical practice for eliciting voice within a democratic community and to do this, particularly with young children, then I think we need to look to more creative methods and practices for supporting the level of participation and ensuring authentic voice.
Doctor of Philosophy, Newcastle University
Award Date: 5 May 2006
Associate Editor, International Journal of Student Voice1 Sep 2015 → …
Deputy Editor, International Journal of Educational Research1 Jan 2013 → …
- Practitioner Enquiry
- Innovative Pedagogies
- Visual Methodology
- Metacognition/Thinking Skills
- Professional Learning
- Enquiry-Based approaches
- Democratic Education
- Ethical Process
1/05/20 → 30/06/21
Project: Knowledge Exchange
AdVoST: Socially Innovative Interventions to Foster and to Advance Young Children’s Inclusion and Agency in Society through Voice and Story
1/01/20 → …
Bridging the theory and practice of eliciting the voices of young children: findings from the Look Who's Talking ProjectCassidy, C., Wall, K., Robinson, C., Arnott, L., Beaton, M. & Hall, E., 23 Feb 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 32 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Wall, K., 21 Jan 2021, Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Peters, M. A. (ed.). Singapore: Springer, 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
10 Feb 2020
Activity: Other activity types › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation