Student Voice

30 Jun

shout-out

For many years I have developed and warmed to the idea of student voice. I must admit I have not always been sold on it. My sister went to a job interview where students not only sat on the appointments committee but asked real questions. At the same school students go to every faculty meeting.This is very innovative.

We all evaluate our teaching and have student voice. Last year a student wrote this to me in her evaluation: Hey Mr Murray I like your class and you entertain us and we learn stuff but you know when you give us those surveys about your teaching I notice nothing in your teaching really changes #justsaying.”

This was definitely a reality check.  As a school we are now regularly seeking avenues for student voice and increasing teachers’ capacity to learn from students. The aim is to grow students’ responsibility for their learning and for teachers to gain new insights that help refine teaching programmes, pedagogy, and assessments, and inform future learning. This is part of our goal to be collaborative and innovative.

How do you use student voice? And once you have the data do you use it?

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One Response to “Student Voice”

  1. James Anderson June 30, 2016 at 5:33 am #

    Myself being a student, I find that student voice is needed so much now in education and I can not stress that enough! Often it’s hard to find the right avenue to go down when it comes to receiving and accessing student voice but once you find the right avenue to go down, it’s worth it and the voice is amazing! Really nicely written post, I enjoyed reading it.

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