MacLean, Andrew (2006) Active citizenship at Old Yarranlea State School. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2 (3). pp. 15-29.
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Considerations of Learning Futures are predicated on recognition of the extreme pace of change in contemporary societies and the need for education systems that prepare learners to participate in such dynamic environments. The precepts of active citizenship, which draw upon democratic and humanistic values to emphasise the importance of relationship building and community mindedness, provide both curriculum content for learners and mechanisms for change in school communities. This paper is an ethnographic evaluation of curriculum and pedagogy that examines the culture and perspectives which support active citizenship at Old Yarranlea State School. The paper proposes a metastrategic framework for implementing change, by developing processes that integrate the physical, intellectual, social and emotional components of the school community in a manner that is culturally inclusive, socially sustainable and engaged in the creation and re-creation of democratic principles. The result is an approach to curriculum planning that develops a unique school vision, identity and infrastructure and an approach to pedagogy that is an expansion and application of the curriculum content itself.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Authors retains copyright.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||learning futures; active citizenship; school community; educational framework|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330206 Curriculum Theory and Development
330000 Education > 330100 Education Studies > 330104 Educational Policy, Administration and Management
370000 Studies in Human Society > 370100 Sociology > 370105 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences > 380100 Psychology > 380105 Social and Community Psychology
|Depositing User:||Ms Leslie Blay|
|Date Deposited:||25 Mar 2010 21:38|
|Last Modified:||15 Dec 2013 23:36|
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