TIGed e-course: Empowering Student Voice in Education

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TIGed e-course: Empowering Student Voice in Education

Time: September 20, 2012 at 7pm to November 22, 2012 at 8:30pm
Location: Online
Event Type: pd, e-course
Organized By: Kate Gatto
Latest Activity: Aug 10, 2012

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TIGed is offering three professional development e-courses for teachers this Fall: "Project-based Learning for Global Citizenship", “Education for Environmental Stewardship” and "Empowering Student Voice in Education". These graduate-level, accredited courses are designed to support teachers in bringing the world into their classrooms through the use of e-technologies and international partnerships to help students understand global perspectives, environmental issues and student voice. For more information about TIGed’s e-courses and to register today, visit tigurl.org/ecourses

"Empowering Student Voice in Education" is taught by Mandeep Atwal. 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 
- Social Networks
- Regeneration projects
- Local & Global leaders
- The role of student voice in informing teacher’s professional development
- Student Voice in practice
Shaping policies and practices in education
- Developing a student voice project
Ensuring longevity and recognition for projects

This course is being offered twice this Fall on the following schedule:

- September 20 - October 18, 2012
- October 25 - November 22, 2012

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