General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Children’s geographies
Language English
Module lecturer dr inż. Adam Wronkowski
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Assistant Professor
Faculty Faculty of Human Geography and Planning
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 30


Timetable information will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

Module aim (aims)

The module aims to introduce participants to children's geographies. The most important issues related to this sub-discipline will be discussed (see syllabus). The module consists of lectures and workshops. During the workshop, participants will work on designing their own research agenda connected with children's geographies and referring to their interests.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

English language skills at a level enabling participation in discussions and reading the proposed literature.


  1. Introduction to children’s geographies (2 lectures) – history, beginnings,
  2. Who is and who isn`t a child?
  3. Key theoretical issues (2 lectures)
  4. (Un)popular methods and tools
  5. Research with, by, for, and about Children
  6. Ethics in children’s geographies
  7. Trends in children’s geographies

Reading list

Aitken S. C., 2018, Children's geographies: Tracing the evolution and involution of a concept. Geographical Review, 108(1), 3-23.

Holloway S. L., Valentine, G., 2004, Children's geographies and the new social studies of childhood. In Children's Geographies (s. 1-22). Routledge. eBook ISBN9780203017524

Holloway, S. L., & Valentine, G. (Eds.). (2004). Children's geographies: Playing, living, learning. Routledge.

Matthews H., 1995, Living on the edge: children as ‘outsiders’. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie86(5), 456-466. Manchester University Press.

Matthews H., 1998, The geography of children: Some ethical and methodological considerations for project and dissertation work. Journal of geography in higher education22(3), 311-324.

Yarwood R., Tyrrell N., 2012, Why children's geographies?. Geography97(3), 123-128.

Van Blerk, L., & Kesby, M. (Eds.). (2013). Doing children’s geographies: Methodological issues in research with young people. Routledge.

Christensen, P., & James, A. (Eds.). (2008). Research with children: Perspectives and practices.

Freeman C., 2020, Twenty-five years of children's geographies: a planner's perspective. Children's Geographies18(1), 110-121.