Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth


Dr Rebecca Webb and Dr Perpetua Kirby are working on how to balance children’s conformity in schools with possibilities for transformation.

Children currently become successful by acquiring lots of curriculum knowledge and behaving in particular ways. Rebecca and Perpetua’s doctoral studies questioned this approach as the primary focus of effective education in our schools today.

In conversation with teachers, students, researchers, policy makers and others, they are exploring how children might do more than simply study existing knowledge, so that they can also critique and creatively challenge the taken-for-granted: to transform what it is possible to do, to think and to be within their school day.

For more information visit: www.transformineducation.org

Recording of launch event

TiE Launch Event Photo Gallery