ERIC Number: EJ834148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Students amid Pedagogic Change: Partners or Pawns?
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p81-91 Nov 2007
Within a wider study of pedagogic change, students from two innovating secondary schools described their experiences of the changes presumed to be occurring in their schools. The students exhibited scant knowledge of the innovations. While their learning was promoted as the motive for change, their role appeared to have been peripheral at best. There were indications, however, that enthused student engagement with new learning approaches, or, conversely, apathy or resistance, had the potential to intensify, or to sabotage, any change of pedagogy. An authentic, informed partnership between learners and teachers may be an essential element of any strategy for pedagogic innovation.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Student Experience, Secondary School Students, Instructional Innovation, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Performance Factors, Program Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation
Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. ANZCIES Secretariat, Curtin University, Box U1987, Perth, WA Australia. Tel: +61-8-9266-7106; Fax: +61-8-9266-3222; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.iejcomparative.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A