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Digital Education Seminar 2022

A digital space of belonging: possibilities for mobile children

31st March 2022, 11am – midday

Maureen Finn, Director, Scottish Traveller Education Programme


Large numbers of children from traditionally mobile families do not engage with school in Scotland beyond the age of eleven. We know little of how these children experience school and the extent to which school is in tension with their nomadic culture. The question arises of whether the children can feel that they belong in schools. This talk describes the coming together of nomadic children with digital media to explore the social, material and pedagogic aspects of school spaces. Through a series of critical and creative digital activities a fluid space is described where belonging and identities could be negotiated.

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