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Student Voice


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Student Voice

  1. 1. STUDENT VOICE Nick Rate
  2. 2. Student voice for reflection. ⩶ Student voice in student led conferences. ⩶ Student voice in learning & school design. ⩶ Student voice as democratic education.
  3. 3. Student voice for reflection.
  4. 4. The power of ‘student voice’ should not be underestimated. To hear students reflecting on their own work, in their own voice, with their own intonations and expressions, conveys meaning in a manner that is simply not possible in written form. Ian Fox 2008
  5. 5. Voice = Authenticity • personality of the author is evident • gives reflections a uniqueness Dr Helen Barrett 2004
  6. 6. Student voice for reflection. Questions for discussion: •How are you capturing the uniqueness of student voice as students reflect on their learning?
  7. 7. Student voice in Student Led Conferences.
  8. 8. Hattie’s (2009) revised list of the most effective influences on student achievement identifies student self-reporting as the most significant indicator linked to raised student achievement. Taylor-Patel 2009
  9. 9. In reporting there is a need to consider how to create ‘student voice’ because students, as learners, know the most about their learning. Effective reporting systems will be ones where ‘student voice’ is an integral part of the reporting process. Taylor-Patel 2009
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  11. 11. Student voice in Student Led Conferences. Questions for discussion: •How do you value student voice in the reporting process at your school?
  12. 12. Student voice in learning & school design.
  13. 13. What pupils say about teaching, learning, and schooling is not only worth listening to but provides an important - perhaps the most important - foundation for thinking about ways of improving schools. Rudduck, Chaplain & Wallace 1996
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  15. 15. Student voice in learning & school design. Questions for discussion: •How often are you asking for specific and focused feedback on teaching and learning from your students? •How much importance is placed on student voice in designing learning and other strategic directions?
  16. 16. Student voice as democratic education.
  17. 17. decide how, what, when, where and with whom they learn, taking into account the limitations of what the school is actually able to offer, and... European Democratic Education Community
  18. 18. equal say in have an decision-making concerning how their schools are run, and what rules and sanctions, if any, are necessary. European Democratic Education Community
  19. 19. Student voice as democratic education. Questions for discussion: •Is your school a democratic community? Do students learn to: ‣speak their minds? ‣fight for issues that are important to them? ‣solve problems as a group? ‣respect the opinions of others? ‣contribute to the successful management of their communities?
  20. 20. Cheryl Doig -
  21. 21. Student voice. Areas for development...
  22. 22. Firstly... how we co-create practices that enable young people to develop the dispositions and capacities to present their insights in spaces traditionally shaped and controlled by adults? Michael Fielding 2008
  23. 23. adults develop their Secondly... how dispositions and capacities to be open to learning from young people within the context of formal schooling? Michael Fielding 2008
  24. 24. Student voice links to references, movies & more: This presentation: