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Amber Fensham-Smith, Dr

Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at The Open University

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.

Amber Fensham-Smith's contributions

SIG Forum Meeting – Alternative Education

16 Jan 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Alternative Education SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG over the last year and plans for 2023 This meeting will be hosted online,...

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BERA SIG Convenors

Welcome to the page with information for all our SIG Convenors. You will find here the ‘SIG handbook’ which gives all the details about how SIGs operate within BERA’s structures and will...