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ERIC Number: EJ1146407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Empowerment Pedagogy
Loizou, Eleni; Charalambous, Nasia
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v31 n3 p440-452 2017
This study aims to unfold the framework of empowerment pedagogy by describing an approach of listening to the children, supporting their rights, and enhancing participation through the lens of a learning community. The authors draw from the literature that acknowledges children as active agents and supports them in participating in their daily environments, constructing their world, and learning. The goal of this study is to describe the process the authors followed to include the needs of a child within the spectrum of our learning community. Data include participant observations, informal conversations with children and teachers, photos, videos, and planning documents. The main findings suggest that through the specific pedagogical framework, children were involved in decision making, actively participated in play, developed a sense of belonging, and participated in power shifts; and adults exposed themselves to the uncertain. Such experiences provide the context under which the proposed empowerment pedagogy is unfolded. The proposed pedagogy, listening to a child's needs, suggests that teaching and thus learning can and should be a true exploration and meaningful experience for all.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus
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