Young children, public spaces and democracy: the BRIC Project

Nicola Wallis reports on the BRIC Conference, for those involved with early childhood education and care to discuss the promotion of very young children’s democratic engagement in civic society by regular visits to public spaces – including museums. This conference was a culmination of the EU-funded BRIC Project, which has spent the last three years investigating young children, democracy and… Read full article

Stitching up the Arctic

Inspired by the painted ceilings in the Polar Museum‘s entrance hall, the Polar education team wanted an updated version of our Arctic map that we could touch, explore and get close to. In the Autumn of 2016, we commissioned local artist Jenny Langley to make us a textile map of the region that also incorporated current Arctic research. Jenny worked… Read full article

Valuing the Visual

Some highlights and reflections from the Valuing the Visual Conference at Sheffield School of Education on 4 and 5 July 2017. At the beginning of July I was fortunate to be able to go to the International Literacies Conference in Sheffield. The conference explored the intersections between written and spoken language and the visual. I was one of the only… Read full article