Opening up your classroom to a community of conversations

Finn, Roxanne (2015) Opening up your classroom to a community of conversations. Practically Primary, 20 (1). pp. 7-9. ISSN 1324-5961

Abstract

Do you feel like your life as a teacher has become subject to the pressures of an audit culture? Are you finding yourself more concerned than ever with ‘ticking boxes’, ‘meeting outcomes’, ‘forward planning’, ‘teacher evaluation’, ‘subject-divided time-tables’, ‘report writing’ and ‘an overload of extra programs and events’? And if that’s how you are feeling, how are your students doing in all of this? As one school principal in my research put it: 'Classrooms work under such structured timetables…it only works for some kids and it doesn’t work for all kids all of the time' (see, Finn, 2013). If the systemic priorities are getting you down and you want to rediscover your interest in how children learn and how you can best support them, I am going to suggest you try something radical!!


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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 23:08
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 03:16
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27585

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