Conference and 
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Conference and seminar slides

This page contains links to Powerpoint presentations I have given at conferences and seminars. There is a lot of stuff here that is not (yet) in my published writing, as well as photographs of my work In Nicaragua.

They are saved as PDF files, and all are in English. To download, click on the title-slide image

If what you are looking for is not here, you can email me at harry@cesesma.org

Harry Shier

"Empowerment" of Children and Adolescents: What is it, how does it occur, and what is the adult supporter’s role?

Given at Children's Research Network Conference “Children and Young People’s Participation in Research”, Dublin, Ireland, 30 November 2017.

“Pathways to Participation”: Inspired by British childhoods, reimagined through Nicaraguan childhoods, refocused for Nordic childhoods

Given at Conference“Children’s Rights to Participation in Decision-Making: A professional challenge in an international and Nordic perspective”, Metropol, Copenhagen, 26 October 2017.

UNICEF's new Framework for Adolescent Participation: Experience and Reflection

Given at meeting of Children's Research Network Child and Youth Participation Special Interest Group, Dublin, 26 June 2017.

Children and Adolescents as Water Activists

Given at OFWAT conference "From passive customers to active participants", London, 23 March 2017.

Adolescent participation: Some key aspects

Given at International Expert Group on Adolescent Participation, UNICEF, NEW York, 23-24 January 2017.

Transformative Research by Children and Adolescents

Given at Queen's University Belfast Centre for Children's Rights Summer School on 3 June 2016.

The Implications of a Rights-Based Approach to Children;s Play

Given at policy breakfast and lunchtime practitioner seminar, Network of Community Activities, Sydney, Australia on 3rd May 2016.

Transformative Research by Children and Adolescents

Given at seminars at Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia on 14 April and 3rd May, and at Berry Street Children's Institute, Melbourne on 6 May 2016.

Children as Active Citizens: Participation, engagement and partnership

Given at Uniting Leadership Forum, Parramatta, NSW, Australia on 4 May 2016.

Whose agenda?

Given at: "Whose agenda?" Seminar, Youthline, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, 19 October 2015.

Building Pathways to Participation

Given at: Ara Taiohi Wānanga "Building Pathways", Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, 14 October 2015.

Researching with children and young people

Given at: Symposium “Researching with Children and Young People”, National University of Ireland, Galway, 18 June 2014.

Dissemination and beyond: Case studies of child researchers in Nicaragua and Ireland

Given at: Symposium “Researching with Children and Young People”, National University of Ireland, Galway, 18 June 2014.

Towards a new improved pedagogy of “rights and responsibilities”

Given at: The Annual Doctoral Conference in Education: “Participating, inspiring and discovering in the world of educational research”, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, 30 May 2014.

How children and young people influence policy-makers: Lessons from Nicaragua

Given at: International symposium “Childhood, Youth and Society VII”, Festspielhaus, Bregenz, Austria, 14-17 May 2014 (Welt der Kinder and partners).

Intersecting identities of children in Nicaragua: “We all work and we all go to school”

Given at: Seminar “Children and young people’s views on and experiences of intersecting identities and inequalities: facilitating participation and extending the dialogue”, Glasgow, Scotland, 20 March 2014 (Scottish Universities Insight Institute).­

Effective (and ethical and meaningful) participation

Given at: Workshop on improving outcomes for children and young people (Regional stakeholder event), Millennium Forum, Derry, Northern Ireland, 7 March 2014 (Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership).

For every child in Northern Ireland, to play is a human right

Given at: Seminar “A richer understanding of Article 31”, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 17 April 2013 (Playboard).


Young people and social action: learning from Nicaragua’s young coffee workers

Given at: SELB Youth Councils’ Conference, Armagh, Northern Ireland, 26 March 2013.

Children’s play as a human right: a global perspective

Given at: Seminar “Children’s play as a human right: a global perspective”, Säröhus, Sweden, 6 February 2013.

Reconsidering “Pathways to Participation”

Given at: Seminar “Pathways to participation revisited: Navigating the tensions”, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 5 February 2013.

Navigating the tensions

Given at: Seminar “Pathways to participation revisited: Navigating the tensions”, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 5 February 2013.

Frameworks for education rights

Given at: PhD Children’s Rights Symposium, European Children’s Rights Unit, University of Liverpool, 10-11 January 2013.

Children and young people as transformative researchers in Nicaragua

Given at: International Childhood and Youth Research Network conference “Children, Young People and Adults: Extending the Conversation”, University of Central Lancaster, Preston, England, 5-7 September 2012.

Children and young people as transformative researchers in Nicaragua (shorter, refocused presentation to children and young people's conference)

Given at: "Different voices in global conversations" children and young people's conference, University of Central Lancaster, Preston, England, 5-7 September 2012.

How children and young people achieve impact in public policy-making: Lessons from Nicaragua

Given at: Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress, ISEC 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 2010.

Can Nicaragua’s child coffee workers help us fan the flames of the Spirit of Adventure Play?

Given at: “Spirit of Adventure Play” conference, Cardiff, Wales, 5-6 May 2010 (Play Wales).

The Right to Play in Nicaragua

Given at: “Play and Children’s Rights” Seminar, University of Swansea, Wales, 5 May 2010

Children and young people as protagonists in creating sustainable schools: Lessons from Nicaragua

Given at: School Design Futures workshop: "Education for Sustainability, new educational philosophies and designing sustainable schools – what can we learn?" St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, 27-28 April 2010 (UK Energy Research Council)