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The methodology of students-as-researchers : valuing and using experience and expertise to develop methods

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posted on 2007-09-01, 00:00 authored by P Thomson, H Gunter
Students in England are increasingly involved in consultation and governance of schools. Some are also involved in researching their own learning, how they are taught, the kinds of curriculum on offer, and school policies and practices. In this article, we suggest that this could be seen as a form of “standpoint research”. We suggest that one way standpoint can be exercised is via the construction of experience-based research tools. We exemplify this through a student research project in which photo-elicitation and verbal scenarios based in students' understandings of their school did not produce an “authentic” and homogenised voice, but rather multiple perspectives of the classroom and wider school.

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Journal

Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education

Volume

28

Issue

3

Season

Special issue : Beyond “Voice”: new roles, relations, and contexts in researching with young people

Pagination

327 - 342

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Abingdon, England

ISSN

0159-6306

eISSN

1469-3739

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Taylor & Francis

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