Models

Active learning and learning organization

The complex learning method can be well matched to any curriculum, and it is possible to apply it to the preparation of a new material or to sum up other work. The teacher is the organizer of the process but not the leader. Participation of students and their autonomy increases. Responsibility is shared between the student and the teacher. Group work is the core of activity. The role of the CEO has a positive impact on students with low self-esteem. Students have to supervise the work process, they have to make sure that everyone is doing their job. This raises their level of responsibilty for the success of joint work while developing their knowledge on the subject, their verbal and interpersonal skills, they learn to communicate and cooperate. All members of the class are involved in the process, positive - creative energies are released.

Model Nr.: 
01

Building a culture of student voice in schools through collaboration

  • Enhance student voice in post-primary schools in Ireland
  • Provide opportunities to deepen capacity and commitment of teachers to working in partnerships with students
  • Provide opportunities to deepen capacity and commitment of system leaders to support the development of a culture of student voice in and between schools

In this model participants are enabled to reflect on their understanding of and commitment to student voice. They identify their respective starting points, appropriate to their context, and are supported in moving towards an enhanced culture of student voice. This model supports the different stakeholders to work in partnership, mindful of their individual and collective roles in this area.

Model Nr.: 
02

Developing partnership between students and teachers based on trust and mutual respect

The aim of this model is to show how students can be engaged actively in teaching and learning process according to the student voice principles by creating more open and trustful relationships between teacher and students. When given a voice, students feel their views are valued and are much more motivated to co-construct learning experiences and assessment. In that way, students are stimulated to think about their own learning and   take greater responsibility for their learning; consequently, they increasingly take ownership of their learning.

Model Nr.: 
03

Developing Student Voice through Model United Nations

This model exemplifies how a secondary school in East Lothian Council, Scotland (North Berwick High School) engaged with the Model United Nations programme to support the development of confident and articulate student voices. It explores both the process and the impact and can be replicated in other school contexts.

 

These model aims to:

 

Deepen understanding of how pupil voice can be implemented in high schools

Provide specific examples of pupil leadership

Highlight how teaching staff and pupils can work together to promote and facilitate pupil voice in schools

Model Nr.: 
05

Exemplar of Practice: Activating Student Voice in Health and Wellbeing

This model exemplifies how a secondary school in Scotland (North Berwick High School, East Lothian Council) set up a pupil Health and Well-being committee to activate student voice in this area.  It explores both the process and the impact and can be replicated in other school contexts.

 

The overview which follows aims to:

 

Deepen understanding of how pupil voice can be implemented in high schools

Provide specific examples of pupil leadership

Highlight how teaching staff and pupils can work together to promote and facilitate pupil voice in schools

Model Nr.: 
10