This tool provides teachers, students and school management with a video stimulus showcasing how students’ voices might be activated and developed in the classroom through effective teaching and learning. It highlights how engaging meaningfully with students through formative assessment provides opportunities for students to become active participants who can exert agency over their own learning and school experience.
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This tool which has been developed by students themselves in an Irish secondary school provides teachers and school management teams with an animated video which shows the various ways that Student Voice can be developed inside and outside classrooms. The video is intended for use by schools who are at the early stages of encouarging students to engege in discussion about the importance and value of Student Voice. The animation could also be used as a model for students to develop their own messages through video, posters or booklets about the importance of Student Voice within their own particular context.
The aim of this material is to show how pupils can be engaged in planning of the teaching and learning process according to the Student Voice principles.
The aim of the Lesson Plan is to make pupils’ engagement in planning of the learning process according to the Student Voice principles visible.
To create awareness of the pedagogics of awakening prior knowledge by learners.
To involve students in creating and shaping their own learning process.
To deterime the current level of student participation in educational activities.
To create awareness for educators on the the desired level of student participation.
develop school policy on student voice and participation
involve students in various aspects of education
Involve students in decision making about their curriculum
Increase the relevance of the curriculum from a student perspective
Develop democratic qualities amongst students
The activities held on ongoing teachers training foster and support professional development of teacher’s capacity to increase student participation. Through different contents and regular consultations with students and other project stakeholders we strive to establish classroom student voice culture.
The purpose of the model is to teach the teacher how to research and develop his own teaching practice. Personal plan is a form that accompanies a teacher through several stages: planning, exploring, observing, evaluating, replanning. This is a circular process of introducing changes in the teacher's practice - action research. The purpose of the plan is shown below: