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ERIC Number: EJ828177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
The Methodology of Students-as-Researchers: Valuing and Using Experience and Expertise to Develop Methods
Thomson, Pat; Gunter, Helen
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v28 n3 p327-342 Sep 2007
Students in England are increasingly involved in consultation and governance of schools. Some are also involved in researching their own learning, how they are taught, the kinds of curriculum on offer, and school policies and practices. In this article, we suggest that this could be seen as a form of "standpoint research". We suggest that one way standpoint can be exercised is via the construction of experience-based research tools. We exemplify this through a student research project in which photo-elicitation and verbal scenarios based in students' understandings of their school did not produce an "authentic" and homogenised voice, but rather multiple perspectives of the classroom and wider school. (Contains 2 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)