Independent thinkers and learners: a critical evaluation of the ‘Growing Together Schools Programme’

Article


Sharpe, D. 2014. Independent thinkers and learners: a critical evaluation of the ‘Growing Together Schools Programme’. Pastoral Care in Education. 32 (3), pp. 197-207.
AuthorsSharpe, D.
Abstract

This article reports on primary data following an evaluative research project examining an innovative outdoor learning programme in the South East of England with pupils from year six in a primary school. The programme focused on enhancing the skills, experiences and personal attributes of children and young people to cope better with the challenges of learning in the classroom. The evaluation focused on how the intervention was successful in building confidence in children and preparing them for academic success. This study is unique, in that it aims to privilege children’s voices and explores their subjective accounts of the programme to actually begin to understand some of the nuances and issues involved in participating from a child’s perspective in an outdoor learning programme.

JournalPastoral Care in Education
Journal citation32 (3), pp. 197-207
ISSN0264-3944
Year2014
PublisherTaylor & Francis for the National Association for Pastoral Care in Education
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/02643944.2014.940551
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/02643944.2014.940551
Publication dates
Print08 Sep 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Oct 2017
Copyright information© 2014 Taylor & Francis for the National Association for Pastoral Care in Education
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/85901

  • 4
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Related outputs

Critical reflections: Merits of using youth-centric technology in keeping young people safe across Europe
Sharpe, D., Spyrou, Spyros and Akhtar, Shain 2019. Critical reflections: Merits of using youth-centric technology in keeping young people safe across Europe. in: Billett, Paulina, Hart, Matthew and Martin, Dona (ed.) Complexities of researching with young people Routledge. pp. In Press
The pressures of building reciprocal relationships in an intergenerational research team
Sharpe, D. 2019. The pressures of building reciprocal relationships in an intergenerational research team. in: Billett, Paulina, Hart, Matt and Martin, Dona (ed.) Complexities of researching with young people Routledge. pp. In Press
Proceedings from the 2nd Annual UK Implementation Science Research Conference, 'Advancing the science of scaling up: Improving efficiency and effectiveness of implementation strategies in healthcare': meeting abstracts
Sharpe, D. and Herlitz, L. 2019. Proceedings from the 2nd Annual UK Implementation Science Research Conference, 'Advancing the science of scaling up: Improving efficiency and effectiveness of implementation strategies in healthcare': meeting abstracts. Implementation Science. 14 (Suppl 2), p. P27.
A professional development programme for care home nurses in east London
Wasike, Mercy, Hamilton, Rozi and Sharpe, D. 2019. A professional development programme for care home nurses in east London. Nursing Older People. 31 (4), pp. 22-27.
The Making of Democratic Actors: Counting the Costs of Public Cuts in England on Young People’s Steps towards Citizenship
Sharpe, D. 2018. The Making of Democratic Actors: Counting the Costs of Public Cuts in England on Young People’s Steps towards Citizenship. Societies. 8 (4), p. Art. 111.
“Pork pies and vindaloos”: learning for cosmopolitan citizenship
Sharpe, D. 2018. “Pork pies and vindaloos”: learning for cosmopolitan citizenship. Educational Review. 70 (1), pp. 41-50.
“It’s my diabetes”: Co-production in practice with young people in delivering a ‘perfect' care pathway for diabetes
Sharpe, D., Green, Emma, Harden, A., Freer, Rachelle, Moodambail, Abdul and Towndrow, Steven 2018. “It’s my diabetes”: Co-production in practice with young people in delivering a ‘perfect' care pathway for diabetes. Research for All. 2 (2), pp. 289-303.
An examination of Chelmsford’s Night Time Economy: A report for the Safer Chelmsford Partnership commissioned through Chelmsford City Council June 2014
Sharpe, D. 2014. An examination of Chelmsford’s Night Time Economy: A report for the Safer Chelmsford Partnership commissioned through Chelmsford City Council June 2014. Chelmsford City Council.
How to Guide: How to develop youth forums in the NHS
Sharpe, D. 2016. How to Guide: How to develop youth forums in the NHS. University of East London.
Research with Children and Young People
Moules, Tina and Sharpe, D. 2014. Research with Children and Young People. in: Thurston, Chris (ed.) Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People: Theory, Policy and Practice Routledge.
Young people's involvement in policy research
Sharpe, D. 2014. Young people's involvement in policy research. Children's Geographies. 13 (2), pp. 240-248.
Children and Young People in Social Work
Sharpe, D. and Törrönen, Maritta 2016. Children and Young People in Social Work. in: Törrönen, Maritta, Hänninen, Kaija, Jouttimäki, Päivi, Lehto-Lundén, Tiina, Salovaara, Petra and Veistilä, Minna (ed.) Vastavuoroinen sosiaalityö (Reciprocal Social Work) Gaudeamus. pp. 278-290
European democratic politics in crisis?
Henn, Matt and Sharpe, D. 2014. European democratic politics in crisis? So... The School of Social Sciences Magazine. A/W, pp. 6-8.
Young people in a changing Europe: British youth and Brexit 2016
Henn, Matt and Sharpe, D. 2016. Young people in a changing Europe: British youth and Brexit 2016. in: Jackson, Daniel, Thorsen, Einar and Wring, Dominic (ed.) EU Referendum Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign The Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community: Bournemouth University. pp. 108-109
Promoting young people’s mental health and well-being through participation in the arts: A mixed-methods service evaluation of the Zinc Arts ArtZone programme
Wilson, Ceri and Sharpe, D. 2017. Promoting young people’s mental health and well-being through participation in the arts: A mixed-methods service evaluation of the Zinc Arts ArtZone programme. Journal of Applied Arts & Health. 8 (1), pp. 39-55.