Networking Project (REDES 104140) between CIAE and Playful Learning Centre:
“Understanding the relevance of human agency for educational research, policy and practice”

mission
  • Project Title: Understanding the relevance of human agency for educational research, policy and practice
  • Funding Body: CONICYT – CHILE (National Commission of Scientific and Technological Research, Ministry of Education, Chile)
  • Code: REDES140104
  • Principal Chilean Researcher: Carolina Holtheuer Beausire (Link)
  • Chilean Co-researcher: Daniela Jadue Roa
  • Principal International Researcher: Kristiina Kumpulainen
  • Chilean Research Team: Marcela Pardo, Gabriela Gómez, María José Opazo, Diego Fuenzalida, Felipe Acuña (for more information about them please visit the center’s website)

 

Executive Summary:

The Centre for Advanced Research in Education of the University of Chile carries out high level scientific research in the fields of teacher education and teaching and learning, and aims to develop the field of early childhood education research in Chile. The Playful Learning Center at the University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research center specialised in early childhood education, play and learning that establishes partnerships with different educational actors.
The following networking project will set out the grounds for carrying out high quality inter-cultural research in the field of early childhood education that provides scientific evidence for effective pedagogies and acknowledges practitioners’ and children’s active participation in research and practice.

 

Aims

General objective:

Develop high-quality joint research in the field of human agency in learning and education through the collaboration between the Centre for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE) of the University of Chile and the Playful Learning Centre of the University of Helsinki in Finland.

 

Specific objectives:

(1) Research the development of agency in educational settings; and (2) Introduce (in Chile) research methodologies aligned with a human agency perspective.

 

Activities

Seminar:

This seminar will expand the possibilities to exchange understandings on agency development through the presentation of current research studies being carried out in both centres. We will have two international guests sharing their research experience and theoretical grounds towards agency development and education. More information on this will come soon. Please check our calendar section.

 

Workshop:

this workshop will enable participants to experience the strengths and limitations of visual and participatory research. Photography, video recording, narratives and other methods will be part of the discussion and training during this workshop. In addition, international experience will bring in the evidence of current research that has expanded the empirical work in the field by the use of these and/or other methodologies. More information on this will come soon. Please check our calendar section.

 

 Other Activities:

Research visits in Chile and Finland
Visiting scholarship for 3 months in Finland
Small-scale research study

 

 
The DARE Collaborative is a research partnership focused on the digital arts in education, led by the UCL Institute of Education and the British Film Institute. It has a membership of university researchers, teachers and educators in cultural organisations with an interest in arts, media, culture and new literacies in the context of education and digital media.
Centro en Investigación Avanzada en Educación