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ERIC Number: EJ828244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Consulting Pupils in Assessment for Learning Classrooms: The Twists and Turns of Working with Students as Co-Researchers
Leitch, Ruth; Gardner, John; Mitchell, Stephanie; Lundy, Laura; Odena, Oscar; Galanouli, Despina; Clough, Peter
Educational Action Research, v15 n3 p459-478 Sep 2007
Research literature on students as researchers demonstrates a spectrum of constructive ways in which students are being actively engaged in school and classroom action inquiries. Any identified tensions lie in the degree to which students themselves are genuinely engaged as action researchers. Increasingly, externally driven agendas for change and improvement are appropriating action research as means to facilitate teachers in developing new skills and tailor-making national initiatives. According students appropriately democratic roles in such research processes are a lot less evident. This paper illustrates and discusses some of the difficulties, tensions and positive outcomes of engaging with students as co-researchers at Key Stage 3 within a nationally funded project that intersects an action research policy framework supporting the introduction of Assessment for Learning throughout Northern Ireland. Issues discussed include student research advisory groups, students as data gatherers and students acting as co-interpreters of video-taped and image-based classroom data. (Contains 3 figures and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)