Children and young people as action researchers: a practical guide to supporting pupil voice in schools
Shaun Sedgwick, Assistant Headteacher - Aldridge School
This practical two-in-one classroom resource has everything you need to introduce action research in your own educational setting and will help you strengthen pupil voice in your school. You can familiarize yourself with the basics of pupil action research in the accessible Teacher Guide, while your students will be ready to start their research using the downloadable Pupil Resource Packs on the accompanying CD-ROM.
The pupil resources are differentiated for primary pupils and secondary students and produced in colour. They contain ready made templates for action research assignments and offer fun, basic handbooks for children and young people to use when embarking on their research, in partnership with a senior member of staff. The resource will enable pupils to feel more confident when in discussion with external visitors, such as OFSTED inspectors.
Rita Cheminais' practical resource will enable you to:
- Understand the concept, principles and process of pupil-led action research
- Identify the most appropriate action research approaches to use
- Unlock the potential of pupils to search for evidence to inform whole school decision-making and bring about change
- Further develop and build upon existing good practice in pupil-led research
- Explore the potential to gain a national Change for Children AwardChildren and Young People as Action Researchersis packed with useful information and practical advice, as well as signposting pupils and teachers to further reading, websites and resources. Teachers overseeing pupils' undertaking action research in primary and secondary schools, academies, PRU's, FE and Sixth Form colleges will find it indispensable.