The Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning (CYL) program is an interdisciplinary academic program connecting students, faculty, staff, and the larger community. CYL promotes critical thinking about how children and youth grow, change, create, and learn in the context of larger social structures and cultural practices.
Integrate practice with existing theory and research through community-based projects
Critically examine theories and practices concerning young people in relation to questions of power
Implement innovative methodologies and creative critical pedagogy for young people’s participation
Reflect on one's practice as an educators and learners
Participate in "A Day At Hampshire College," and other events that bring young people and Hampshire students together on campus
Conduct basic and applied research in childhood studies