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Amber Fensham-Smith, Dr

Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at 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

BERA SIG Convenors

2021 Newsletters January 2021 2020 Newsletters BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter – December BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter – November BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter – October BERA SIG Convenor...

Alternative Education

The Alternative Education SIG takes the broadest approach to ‘alternative’ that we can.  We are interested in all forms of out of school educational provision and with ‘alternative’...

Special Interest Group