Participatory research with children aged 3 to 8: Verbal and visual techniques, challenges and opportunities for the youngest voice




Participatory Action Research, Qualitative research, Visuo-verbal tools, Children


The objective of this paper is to investigate some techniques that are used in participatory research activities with children ranging from about 3 to 8 years old and to identify strengths and weaknesses based on children's cognitive, emotional and social skills. The aim is to identify what strategies are capable of enabling and promoting but also hindering children's levels of participation, checking which ones and how they enable them to express their experiences and opinions. The challenges associated with participatory techniques will be analysed in order to make informed decisions about the choice of methods and variables that may affect the successful outcome of the research so that it can be defined as "participatory".


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How to Cite

Banzato, M. (2023). Participatory research with children aged 3 to 8: Verbal and visual techniques, challenges and opportunities for the youngest voice. Formazione & Insegnamento, 21(2), 117–124.