Everyday pedagogies: New perspectives on youth participation, social learning and citizenship

Barry Percy-Smith, N. Patrick Thomas, Janet Batsleer, Torbjorn Forkby

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This chapter focuses on learning from action research projects conducted with young people as part of the PARTISPACE research to explore the implications of young people’s changing forms of participation for innovating pedagogies of participation and citizenship. It aims to offer a new perspective on everyday pedagogies of youth participation understood as processes of situated social learning in action, as young people reflexively engage with and make sense of everyday contexts. The chapter describes by reviewing some critiques of citizenship education, introducing the ideas of Youth Participatory Action Research, and explaining how these were adopted in PARTISPACE. It also focuses on particular aspects of young people’s participation in the projects: The ways in which young people develop agency and capacity through experience; the significance of experimentation, creativity and emergence; reflexive learning and negotiation of boundaries; and relational practices of participatory social learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYoung People and the Struggle for Participation
Subtitle of host publicationContested Practices, Power and Pedagogies in Public Spaces
EditorsAndreas Walther, Janet Batsleer, Patricia Loncle, Axel Pohl
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780429432095
ISBN (Print)9781138362420
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2019


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