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ERIC Number: EJ810403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Disengaged Boys' Perspectives about Learning
Deed, Craig
Education 3-13, v36 n1 p3-14 Feb 2008
This article examines the perspective of disengaged Grade 6 male students about learning. Nine students were observed and interviewed to identify their views on good learning and on being in control of learning. The boys perceived good learners as quick, smart workers who could achieve high grades; and that being in control was about knowing how to do set tasks. Teachers can use knowledge of student perspectives as a basis for refining pedagogical strategies to reengage disaffected students. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia