TIGed e-course: Empowering Student Voice in Education

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TIGed e-course: Empowering Student Voice in Education

Time: May 16, 2012 at 12pm to June 13, 2012 at 1:30pm
Location: Online
Website or Map: http://tigurl.org/ecourses
Phone: 4169779363 x 319
Event Type: e-course
Organized By: Kate Gatto
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2012

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Around the world, a growing number of educators recognize the unique perspectives of students and the importance of including student voice in both educational policy and practice. This course is designed to help educators understand the value of cultivating and engaging student voice both inside and outside the classroom. Course material draws on the experiences of educators who have incorporated student voice in their teaching practice and designed experiences and projects that empower students to have an equal say in the decision-making processes that shape their education. Educators will critically examine the current state of student voice in their educational contexts, and work towards designing a project that enables and enhances student voice. 

Topics will include:

  • Theory of student voice
  • Importance of student voice in education
    • student researchers exploring teaching and learning
    • peer education
    • students as learning partners in peer and self-assessment 
  • Student Voice in practice
    • Social Networks
    • Regeneration projects
    • Local & Global leaders
  • The role of student voice in informing teacher’s professional development
  • Shaping policies and practices in education
  • Developing a student voice project
  • Ensuring longevity and recognition for projects

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