Researching creatively with pupils in Assessment for Learning (AfL) classrooms on experiences of participation and consultation

Leitch, R., Gardner, J., Mitchell, S., Lundy, L., Clough, P., Galanouli, D. and Odena, O. (2006) Researching creatively with pupils in Assessment for Learning (AfL) classrooms on experiences of participation and consultation. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) the Annual Conference of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), 13-15 Sep 2006, University of Geneva, Switzerland,

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Abstract

This paper reports on an ESRC TLRP project, Consulting Pupils on the Assessment of their Learning (CPAL). The CPAL project provides an additional theoretical perspective to the ‘educational benefits’ perspective of engaging pupil voice in learning and teaching (Rudduck et al., 2003) through its exploration of pupil rights specifically in relation to assessment issues presently on the policy agenda in the Northern Ireland context – notably Assessment for Learning (AfL). An emergent framework for assessing pupil rights, based on Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Lundy, 2007), is being used to explore the ways in which AfL classroom practice creates the conditions for increased pupil participation and consultation. Pupil views on their AfL classroom experiences and participation are explored by means of a variety of pupil-centred, creative research methods that engage and stimulate pupils to observe, communicate and analyse their learning and assessment experiences and give meaning to them. This presentation highlights preliminary data based on a sample of 11-14 years pupils' experiences of participation and consultation in classrooms adopting AfL pedagogical principles, and identifies characteristics that support or inhibit pupil participation in their learning and the expression of their views about such matters.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This research was funded by the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Odena, Professor Oscar
Authors: Leitch, R., Gardner, J., Mitchell, S., Lundy, L., Clough, P., Galanouli, D., and Odena, O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2006 The Author
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