ERIC Number: EJ721720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Reference Count: 34
Making Sense of Learning at Secondary School: Involving Students to Improve Teaching Practice
Kane, Ruth G.; Maw, Nicola
Cambridge Journal of Education, v35 n3 p311-322 Nov 2005
Consulting students on their experiences of learning and teaching in schools, while signalled as a potentially valuable research practice fifteen years ago by Michael Fullan, is now gaining prominence in educational research within New Zealand. The "Making Sense of Learning at Secondary Schools" research began with the premise that to improve classroom practice in secondary schools it is necessary to ask for and attend to the needs and views of students. This paper draws on aspects of one research project to consider the ways in which teachers can examine and improve their own teaching practice through involving students in the identification of how they make sense of learning in the classroom and how teachers can make it happen. It demonstrates how this research project reflects values, principles and conditions that support authentic student involvement.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Secondary Schools, Research Projects, Educational Research, Student Attitudes, Educational Improvement, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand