Exploring children's out-of-school lifeworlds: Video re-enactments with children in three global cities

Nicola YELLAND, Clare BARTHOLOMAEUS, Kit Wa Anita CHAN

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Abstract

Purpose: This article reflects on the adaption of Sarah Pink's video re-enactment methodology for exploring children's out-of-school lifeworlds.

Design/methodology/approach: Video re-enactments originate in the work of Sarah Pink who developed the methodology to study everyday routines, including activities associated with people's energy consumption at home. This article discusses the adaption of this methodology for exploring 9–10-year-old children's out-of-school lifeworlds in their homes in the global cities of Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore.

Findings: The article reflects on the practical ways in which the video re-enactment methodology was adapted to explore children's out-of-school activities in the three different locations. In terms of activities, the findings highlight that children's out-of-school lifeworlds included regular routines across a week that contribute to and constitute their everyday activities, with varying time spent on leisure, homework and scheduled activities.

Originality/value: The authors discuss and reflect on the implications of adapting a methodology in order to make it relevant and innovative in a new research context. The use of video re-enactments with children to explore their out-of-school activities gives greater insights into their lifeworlds and their engagement in various activities and the opportunity for children to reflect on their everyday lives. Copyright © 2023 Emerald Publishing Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-396
JournalQualitative Research Journal
Volume23
Issue number4
Early online dateMar 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

Citation

Yelland, N., Bartholomaeus, C., & Chan, A. K.-W. (2023). Exploring children's out-of-school lifeworlds: Video re-enactments with children in three global cities. Qualitative Research Journal, 23(4), 385-396. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-12-2022-0157

Keywords

  • Everyday life
  • Research with children
  • Children's activities
  • Lifeworlds
  • Home
  • Video re-enactment methodology
  • Sarah pink
  • Visual methods

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