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What you told us: Children and young peoples’ experiences of life and learning during Covid-19

AUREN BAGGLEY, MADDI POPOOLA, SARAH SIVERS & SARAH WENDLAND* - In this session, we will share the findings of a research project exploring the experiences of children and young people during the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as sharing the themes which emerged from the research, we will outline how we used psychological theories to understand what the children and young people shared with us. We will also share the questions we generated about how to guide positive change and innovation in education.



We are a group of Educational Psychologists who are passionate about hearing and sharing the views of children and young people. During the pandemic, our research explored the experiences of children and young people, and the impact of Covid-19 on their lives and learning. We collaborated with Educational Psychologists across the country, gathering over 7,900 responses and forming the Pupil Views Collaborative Group. We are: Dr Maddi Popoola; Dr Sarah Sivers; Dr Sarah Wendland; Dr Lauren Baggley. On behalf of the Pupil Views Collaborative Group.

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