Student voice at the ‘heart of learning’

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Robertson, G. 2015. Student voice at the ‘heart of learning’. Research in Teacher Education. 5 (1), pp. 27-32.
AuthorsRobertson, G.
Abstract

What, if anything, can listening to student voice
tell us about young people’s perception of
their educational experiences today? Is it important
or even relevant to take note of their views?
Is it realistic to expect the student with limited
experiences and resources to make the changes
required by their institutions? This paper describes
the experiences and approaches used in one
London inner-city Learning Support Unit to engage
and support students with social, emotional and
behavioural difficulties. Drawing on the work of
Foucault’s 1983 lectures on ‘Discourse and truth’,
‘student voice’, Ginott’s congruent conversation
techniques and the use of story and metaphor,
the paper seeks to illustrate and explore the use
of these different techniques and approaches to
assist students to make sense of the situations
they face.

JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Research in Teacher Education
Journal citation5 (1), pp. 27-32
ISSN2047-3818
Year2015
PublisherUniversity of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.15123/PUB.4324
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/rite
Publication dates
Online01 May 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Jul 2015
Copyright information© 2015 The author
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