Establishing a Culture of Participation Scottish Learning Festival September 2008
Participation <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Current Policy for Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Practice Forward...
http://www.LTScotland.org.uk/participationandlearning
<ul><li>Education for Citizenship in Scotland: a Paper for discussion and development, LTS, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Assessm...
Whole School Approaches <ul><li>Open Door Ethos </li></ul><ul><li>Shared values </li></ul><ul><li>School evaluation proces...
Focus Groups <ul><li>Active citizenship  </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil Action Groups- whole school community </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Classroom Approaches <ul><li>Organisation of learning environment  </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiated class structures and routi...
Barriers   <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Structures </li></ul>
Time <ul><li>See the value, e.g., improved behaviour, increased confidence, improved relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Focus...
Attitude <ul><li>Develop understanding through clear communication and sharing of good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Encourag...
Structures <ul><li>Hierarchy – explore mixed-age groups </li></ul><ul><li>Peer observation and support </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Some solutions… <ul><li>Pace yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Small changes </li></ul><ul><li>Research by pupils - solutions may...
Further Reading <ul><li>Children’s Voices: pupil leadership in primary schools; Kaye Johnson;  www.ncsl.org.uk </li></ul><...
Contact Us <ul><li>Cathy Begley </li></ul><ul><li>Education for Citizenship Development Officer </li></ul><ul><li>0141 282...
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    1. 1. Establishing a Culture of Participation Scottish Learning Festival September 2008
    2. 2. Participation <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Current Policy for Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Practice Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers and Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Future of Participation </li></ul>
    3. 3. http://www.LTScotland.org.uk/participationandlearning
    4. 4. <ul><li>Education for Citizenship in Scotland: a Paper for discussion and development, LTS, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment is for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum for Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Journey to Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>J to E Part 3: How Good is our School </li></ul>The Educational Framework
    5. 5. Whole School Approaches <ul><li>Open Door Ethos </li></ul><ul><li>Shared values </li></ul><ul><li>School evaluation process </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity of consultation - consultation not confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum planning groups </li></ul><ul><li>Staff learning from each other </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise activities </li></ul><ul><li>Peer activities </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    6. 6. Focus Groups <ul><li>Active citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil Action Groups- whole school community </li></ul><ul><li>Activity/ Extra- curricular groups </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil council links at local, national level e.g., parent councils, Highland Youth voice, Scottish Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Committee membership e.g. Eco school, Health Promotion, schools council, involving as many pupils as possible </li></ul>
    7. 7. Classroom Approaches <ul><li>Organisation of learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiated class structures and routines </li></ul><ul><li>Active Learning methodologies </li></ul><ul><li>AifL strategies principles, e.g., cooperative learning, self and peer assessment, target setting </li></ul><ul><li>Peer learning </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil involvement in attainment goal-setting </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic Classroom </li></ul>
    8. 8. Barriers <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Structures </li></ul>
    9. 9. Time <ul><li>See the value, e.g., improved behaviour, increased confidence, improved relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on priorities: What? Why? How? Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Planning: SMART targets </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate new approaches into existing practices </li></ul><ul><li>Accept limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Make time! </li></ul>
    10. 10. Attitude <ul><li>Develop understanding through clear communication and sharing of good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage risk-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Continual support from school leadership and local authority </li></ul><ul><li>Involve whole school community </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bottoms-Up” approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Share the feelgood factor </li></ul>
    11. 11. Structures <ul><li>Hierarchy – explore mixed-age groups </li></ul><ul><li>Peer observation and support </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil involvement in evaluating curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary projects </li></ul><ul><li>How, rather than what is being taught </li></ul>
    12. 12. Some solutions… <ul><li>Pace yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Small changes </li></ul><ul><li>Research by pupils - solutions may come from young people as well </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of leadership teams and exposing them to training/ education etc </li></ul><ul><li>Self-running, own- agenda- setting, stakeholding Pupil Council </li></ul><ul><li>Participative, active learning </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility of roles </li></ul>
    13. 13. Further Reading <ul><li>Children’s Voices: pupil leadership in primary schools; Kaye Johnson; www.ncsl.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>How to Improve Your School: Giving Pupils a Voice Julia Flutter and Jean Rudduck; ISBN: 0 8264 6531 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting Pupils: A Toolkit for Teachers; John MacBeath, Jean Rudduck and Kate Myers; ISBN: 978-1857498462 </li></ul><ul><li>  Participation Spice it Up! Dynamix: Save the Children; ISBN: 1 84187 062 5 </li></ul>
    14. 14. Contact Us <ul><li>Cathy Begley </li></ul><ul><li>Education for Citizenship Development Officer </li></ul><ul><li>0141 282 5169 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Teaching Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>The Optima, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 8DU </li></ul><ul><li>T: Customer Services 08700 100 297 </li></ul><ul><li>www.LTScotland.org.uk </li></ul>

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