Imagination at the margins: Creating bridges to re-engagement

Bland, Derek C. (2008) Imagination at the margins: Creating bridges to re-engagement. In 6th International Conference on Imagination and Education - "Imaginative practice, imaginative inquiry", 29-31 January, 2008, Canberra, ACT.

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For marginalised secondary school students, mainstream education may no longer be an inviting place. While proposed solutions to the problem appear to concentrate on transforming the students and finding ways to coerce them back to mainstream education, this paper suggests that solutions may be found by engaging with the students in the margins that they occupy. It is suggested that, through the scaffolded application of active imagination via a 'students-as-researchers' model, it is possible for the students to identify their own connections to the mainstream where appropriate for them.

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ID Code: 13525
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Educational disadvantage, At risk students, Students as researchers, Imagination in Education
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Deposited On: 08 May 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:45

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