Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at Open University
3 Jul 2019
Amber is a lecturer in childhood and youth studies at the Open University and co-convenor of the Alternative Education special interest group. A sociologist by training, her research seeks to give voice to marginalised and excluded communities in education. She has a keen pedagogical interest in home-education and the ways in which families are appropriating new technologies and informal learning spaces to envisage or enact education differently. Previous projects have included Gypsy and Traveller education, Photovoice to promote children’s participation in research, and more recently, supporting young activists to conduct their own educational research.