'Where do you feel it most?' Using body mapping to explore the lived experiences of racism with 10- and 11-year-olds

L. Gorell Barnes, T. Podpadec, Verity Jones, J. Vafadari, Chris Pawson, S. Whitehouse, M. Richards

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the arts-based methodology used in a research project that aimed to explore the impact of the lived experiences of racism on 10- and 11-year-old children in the United Kingdom. The research responds to the relative lack of literature concerning the racialised experiences of young children. We discuss how we developed the arts-based method of body mapping as an ethical approach to foregrounding the children's voices. We consider that this approach contributes to knowledge and understanding about exploring the nuanced and complex relationship between the children's external worlds and their internal feelings, and supporting them to process and communicate this. We suggest that the method presented is transferable, and present our ethically engaged, arts-based planning framework that can be used if others wish to adopt this way of working.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1556-1575
Number of pages19
JournalBritish Educational Research Journal
Volume50
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2024
Externally publishedYes

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