Imagination in school children's choice of their learning environment: An Australian study
A visual research project addressed school children's concepts of ideal learning environments. Drawings and accompanying narratives were collected from Year 5 and Year 6 children in nine Queensland primary schools. The 133 submissions were analysed and coded to develop themes, identify key features and consider the uses of imagination. The children's imagined schools echo ideas promoted by progressive educators. The results of this study suggest benefits for school designers can emerge from the imaginative contributions of children in creating engaging environments, while educational policy makers can benefit from children's ideas in the promotion of engaging, student-centred pedagogies.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||visual research, school design, student voice, primary education, Australia, imagination|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre|
Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd.|
|Copyright Statement:||“NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Educational Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Educational Research, [17 July 2012] 10.1016/j.ijer.2012.06.002|
|Deposited On:||19 Nov 2012 12:06|
|Last Modified:||28 Mar 2013 07:28|
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