Researching young people’s political and social understanding – a call for volunteers
Professor Alistair Ross, of London Metropolitan University, has been planning to research this theme with EENCE members, by holding discussion meetings with small groups of 14 -19 year olds. The COVID-19 situation has upset the plans to visit this Autumn/next Spring – but he’s now looking for volunteers to arrange some trial on-line discussions in September and October. There will be a small financial reward for those who can help with this.
Professor Alistair Ross:
“I’m looking for six colleagues, in different countries, who could make arrangements for me to hold an on-line discussion with groups of six 14 to 19 year olds.
I need six volunteers, each to work with one group. This could be at a school or college convenient for you, or at a club or other organisation. The purpose is to test the possibility of making more such on-line discussions, if the COVID-19 situation doesn’t improve.
You would need to make arrangements with the institution, and recruit the young people, and arrange a date and time with them that’s convenient to them, you and me. This would be during September or October this year. Then on the day, you would need to set up a couple of lap-tops, and I’d link up with you for about an hour to an hour and a half. You might have to translate what is said, but I’d hope most of the young people would speak enough English not to need this very much.
I can make a payment of UK £65 for each group that is organised and supported in this way.
If you are interested, please e-mail me as soon as possible, at email@example.com. I will then send you much more detail of exactly what’s needed. Do tell me where you are located. Thank you”.