Imagining ourselves as twenty-first-century learners; Making space to learn

Willis, Jill (2016) Imagining ourselves as twenty-first-century learners; Making space to learn. In Bland, Derek (Ed.) Imagination for Inclusion: Diverse Contexts of Educational Practice. Routledge, New York, NY, pp. 83-94.

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Abstract

Imagination has the power to significantly impact on learner agency. This chapter explores how Year 4 students in an Australian primary school setting were invited to creatively design their Year 5 classroom learning space that was being renovated. The process of making space to learn came to mean both the creative design processes involved in making a physical learning space, making curriculum space, the political space of being decisions makers, as well as the social processes of negotiating new pedagogic relational spaces for learning. Through the invitation to imagine a different future, students became meaning makers in a creative and dynamic design process.

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ID Code: 99571
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: learning spaces, imagination, pedagogy, educational change, learner agency
ISBN: 9781138915985
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Jill Willis
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2016 23:31
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2016 22:59

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