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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@harryshier.net

Harry Shier

Equity, children’s rights, and adultism

Presented as an online Twilight Talk for the University of the Sunshine Coast's Social Justice, Equity and Policy Research in Education Group, 18 June 2024.

This talk updates and develops my 2012 UN paper here.

Research partnerships with children: PPI through a child-rights lens

Presented at workshop on Co-Designing a Resource for Ethical Collaboration with Children and Young People, PPI Ignite Network, hosted at Barretstown, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 30 January 2024

Pathways to Participation: Children's Rights and Children's Citizenship

Presented at DCU Changemaker Schools Conference, Dublin City University, Ireland, 06 December 2023

Hearing Voices or Addled by Adultism?

Presented at “Children's Voices in Research” online symposium, Children’s Research Network Ireland, 24 November 2023.

Models for Real Participation: My story in six chapters

Presented at South East Technological University, Carlow, Ireland, 25 October 2023.

Children and young people's participation: Changes over time

Presented at the online global launch of "A Handbook of Children and Young People’s Participation: Conversations for Transformational Change", 19 June 2023.

Researching the role of the fairies in Irish children’s present-day outdoor play experience

Presented at the Children’s Research Network Children and Youth Outdoors conference at Dublin City University, 25 May 2023.

The Playworker Mindset: A gift to participatory researchers

Presented at the International Journal of Playwork Practice online research seminar, 21 April 2023.

Playwork and Risk: Beyond elfin safety

Presented at the National Playwork Conference, Eastbourne, England, 07 March 2023.

Supporting children as researchers: My story in four chapters

Presented at research forum on Showcasing Child Voice, QUT Brisbane, 12 October 2022.

Research Partnerships with children

Presented at Child Health and Parenting (CHAP) Conference, Shaping the Future of Society, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 13 June 2022.

Five unwritten rules to avoid uncertainty in academic research... and why I detest them

Keynote at INTERWEAVING Conference, Moray House, University of Edinburgh, 13 May 2022.

Research ON children, ABOUT children, WITH children and BY children

Presented at ISPCAN webinar The Voice of the Child in Research and Policy, 06 April 2022.

Young People are Reshaping the Future

Keynote at Reshape our Future conference, Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (via Zoom), 11 August 2021.

There's also a recorded version on YouTube here (starts 22 minutes in).

Participatory Research with Children

Given as COVISION Webinar, UCD Dublin (via Zoom), 11 August 2021.

Learning from Experience: Sistematización of ten years of action-research by children and adolescents with CESESMA in Nicaragua.

Given at Children’s Research Network (Ireland) Participation Group (via Zoom), 18 January 2021.

GROWING STRONGER, REACHING FURTHER: Children and Young People’s Participation 30 years after the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Given at seminar for UCD CHilD Research Centre held at Geary Institute for Public Policy, Dublin, Ireland on 17 February 2020.

Children’s voices and children’s rights: Participation, Empowerment and “Protagonismo”

Given at student seminar at Carlow Institute of Technology on 28 February 2019.

"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.

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.

Children as Active Citizens: Participation, engagement and partnership

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

Child and Adolescent Participation: Reconfiguring the Tensions

Given at Uniting Child Participation Masterclass, Parramatta, NSW, Australia on 2 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.

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.

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)

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