Dr Caralyn Blaisdell




Towards a more participatory fulfilment of young children's rights in early learning settings : unpacking universalist ideals in India, Scotland and the EU
Blaisdell Caralyn, Davis John M, Aruldoss Vinnarasan, McNair Lynn
The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children's Rights (2019) (2019)
Engaging young children in the research process
Minnis Helen, Crawford Karen, Lang Jason, Moya Nasreen, Karagiorgou Olga, Wall Kate, Arnott Lorna, Cassidy Claire, Theriault Virginie, Blaisdell Caralyn
Look who's talking : using creative, playful arts-based methods in research with young children
Blaisdell Caralyn, Arnott Lorna, Wall Kate, Robinson Carol
Journal of Early Childhood Research Vol 17, pp. 14-31 (2019)
Participatory work with young children : the trouble and transformation of age-based hierarchies
Blaisdell Caralyn
Children's Geographies, pp. 1-13 (2018)
Listening to young children : meaningful participation in early childhood settings
Blaisdell Caralyn
Evaluation of Talking Tales and Moving Matters Residency Projects
Blaisdell Cara, Morton Sarah

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Research interests

Dr. Cara Blaisdell is Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of Strathclyde. She is an experienced early years practitioner whose research work focuses on children's rights, mainly (but not exclusively) in the context of early learning and childcare. She is particularly interested in exploring how young children's voice, agency and contributions to social life are recognized within interdependent social relationships. She also works on methodology and ethics in research with children. Dr. Blaisdell is currently developing work around the lived experiences of adults and young children in outdoor play and learning, and how these experiences are entangled with wider social trends, political and economic considerations.

Professional activities

Research Briefing: using creative, playful arts-based methods in research with young children.
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Telling Life Stories: developing a Froebelian approach to documenting children's experiences in the early years
Blaisdell, Caralyn (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2019

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