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Creating Spaces for Student Voices

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Keynote presentation at ICT in Education Conference, LIT Thurles, 11th May 2013.
Related blog post: http://catherinecronin.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/making-spaces/

Thanks to students of CT231 (NUI Galway), CCC Media (Chalfonts Community College) and Ms. O'Keeffe's 5th class (Kinvara primary school) for their contributions to this presentation.

CC license as noted below, with the exception of slides 24, 26, 28 & 29: CC BY-NC-SA Media @CCC http://chalfontmediablog.blogspot.ie/2013/05/learning-in-media-ccc.html

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Creating Spaces for Student Voices

  1. 1. CCBY-NC2.0bitziCreating Spaces for Student VoicesCatherine Cronin • @catherinecronin • #ictedu • 11/05/13
  2. 2. @catherinecronin#icteduslideshare.net/cicronin
  3. 3. #ICTedu#edchatIE#CESI#CESImeetImages:CCBYPamMoran;IrishTypepad;cicronin
  4. 4. Image CC BY-NC 2.0 torresk
  5. 5. Most students have beensilenced all their lives.Henry A. Giroux
  6. 6. listenmakespacesaskStudent Voicesreflect
  7. 7. listenmakespacesaskStudent Voicesreflect
  8. 8. The voices of children have beenmissing from the whole discussion.Jonathan Kozol (1992)Savage InequalitiesImage CC BY-SA 2.0 maureen_sill
  9. 9. Image CC BY-SA 2.0 marfis75soundpresenceparticipationpoweragency
  10. 10. listenmakespacesaskStudent Voicesreflect
  11. 11. After returning inspired andready to change the world...I realized that apparently myjob is to shut up and studyhard.Jack Hostagerhttp://dangerouslyirrelevant.org
  12. 12. let’s listen...video created by student filmmaker Colm Keady-Tabbalwas shared at the conference
  13. 13. let’s keep listening...the following examples of student voice wereshared by primary, secondary & 3rd level studentswho are actively sharing their student voices
  14. 14. PRIMARY@msokeeffesclassSECONDARY#CCCmedia@jamesmichieTHIRD LEVEL#ct231 @CT231Images:CCBYPamMoran;IrishTypepad;cicroninStudentVoices
  15. 15. listenmakespacesaskStudent Voicesreflect
  16. 16. PRIMARY@msokeeffesclassSECONDARY#CCCmedia@jamesmichieTHIRD LEVEL#ct231 @CT231Images:CCBYPamMoran;IrishTypepad;cicronin
  17. 17. Primary school – 5th class @msokeefesclass
  18. 18. Secondary school – Media module #CCCMedia@jamesmichie
  19. 19. http://storify.com/jamesmichie
  20. 20. Secondary school – Media module #CCCMedia
  21. 21. 2nd year module, BSc Computer Science & IT
  22. 22. openness • social media • student voice/choice3 tenets of my teaching
  23. 23. openness • social media • student voice/choiceAIM:choose opennesswhere possible & where appropriateUSECREATESHAREopen resourcescreate to share, CC-licensedopenly, including my/our own learning
  24. 24. openness • social media • student voice/choiceAIM:enable connection and learningacross the (artificial) boundariesof time and spaceTIME... class time, term time, academic yearSPACE... classrooms, schools, countries# hashtags connect across time and space
  25. 25. openness • social media • student voice/choiceAIM:use as many opportunities as possiblefor students to Create & to ChooseTOPICSMEDIA RUBRICSASSESSMENTTOOLS TEAMS
  26. 26. Course blog: ct231.wordpress.com
  27. 27. Twitter@CT231
  28. 28. ImageCCBY-NC-ND2.0FredericPoirotdigital identity
  29. 29. #icollab
  30. 30. listenmakespacesaskStudent Voicesreflect
  31. 31. Image CC Burns Library, Boston College (Flickr)
  32. 32. CommunicatingCreating (writing, coding, making)ChoosingWorking with othersUsing social mediaConnecting with a global audienceBeing heard and respectedReceiving authentic feedbackDoing/creating something new, for this timeChanging the status quo
  33. 33. Learners need to practice and experiment withdifferent ways of enacting their identities, and adoptsubject positions through different socialtechnologies and media.These opportunities can only be supported byacademic staff who are themselves engaged indigital practices and questioning their ownrelationship with knowledge.- Keri Facer & Neil Selwyn (2010)
  34. 34. Image CC BY-SA 2.0 cogdog
  35. 35. CCBY-NC2.0Idrose
  36. 36. Thank you!Catherine Cronin@catherinecroninslideshare.net/cicroninabout.me/catherinecroninImage CC BY 2.0 visualpanic

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