Pedagogic voice: student voice in teaching and engagement pedagogies

Baroutsis, Aspa, McGregor, Glenda and Mills, Martin (2015) Pedagogic voice: student voice in teaching and engagement pedagogies. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 24 1: 123-140. doi:10.1080/14681366.2015.1087044


Author Baroutsis, Aspa
McGregor, Glenda
Mills, Martin
Title Pedagogic voice: student voice in teaching and engagement pedagogies
Journal name Pedagogy, Culture and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-5104
1468-1366
Publication date 2015-09-17
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14681366.2015.1087044
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 123
End page 140
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In this paper, we are concerned with the notion of ‘pedagogic voice’ as it relates to the presence of student ‘voice’ in teaching, learning and curriculum matters at an alternative, or second chance, school in Australia. This school draws upon many of the principles of democratic schooling via its utilisation of student voice in respect of the curriculum and pedagogy. We recognise that within the schooling context, voice can represent many things. Drawing on interview data, we outline two key areas of student voice: community membership associated with the ownership of practices and decision-making related to the young people’s learning and improved engagement; and encouraging curricular choice and the inclusion of personal interests and strengths within a school environment that is flexible and encourages individual freedom while balancing these with a young person’s required progress at school. Given that a lack of voice in schools has been attributed to many marginalised students’ alienation from mainstream schooling, we demonstrate how attention to pedagogic voice can not only work to engage students in learning, but also improve civic engagement.
Keyword student voice
democracy
alternative education
engagement
pedagogy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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