An increasing desire to connect with society in order to share and jointly work on advances in science leads research laboratories to create opportunities where societal issues are raised with citizens. This approach is aimed at enriching the way research topics are addressed.
With their natural curiosity and sens of observation, children can significantly contribute to research by sharing their intuitive views on societal challenges and by suggesting new perspectives to find answers to those challenges. Thus, participatory research with children represents a pioneering source of inspiration for researchers. By taking an active role in contributing to scientific discussions, children also actively raise their awareness on the topic that is treated. Hence, participatory research workshops become a means to empower children while stimulating their interest for science.
Imagineo commits to facilitating the relationship between scientific stakeholders and children by designing participatory research formats based on Imagineo’s educational approach.