Supporting adolescent learning and development using applied learning pedagogies in a regional secondary school: An evaluation of a pilot program

Campbell, Chris, Faulkner, Michael and Pridham, Bruce (2010) Supporting adolescent learning and development using applied learning pedagogies in a regional secondary school: An evaluation of a pilot program. The High School Journal, 94 1: 15-27. doi:10.1353/hsj.2010.0006


Author Campbell, Chris
Faulkner, Michael
Pridham, Bruce
Title Supporting adolescent learning and development using applied learning pedagogies in a regional secondary school: An evaluation of a pilot program
Journal name The High School Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0018-1498
1534-5157
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1353/hsj.2010.0006
Volume 94
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 27
Total pages 13
Place of publication United States
Publisher University of North Carolina Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Pedagogies to develop autonomy and social responsibility in early adolescent learners persist as an ongoing agenda for schools. This paper reports on one Australian regional secondary college’s pilot program to improve learner engagement in one year 8 class using applied learning principles across the curriculum. In late 2006, participating students in this applied learning initiative were interviewed in small groups, their parents surveyed, and their home group teacher interviewed. Overwhelmingly, student perspectives strongly endorsed the pilot program and were consistent with parent and teacher observations of these same students’ feelings toward engagement within the program. This article details adolescents’ self-reported significant learning, locating them within a wider discourse of secondary school curriculum and current knowledge about early adolescent learners. This article also provides particular reference to the applied learning principles around which the pilot program was conceived and framed.
Keyword Pedagogies
Schools
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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