Student voice and classroom practice: how students are consulted in contexts without traditions of student voice

Craig Skerritt, Martin Brown, Joe O’Hara

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Abstract

Different countries have different histories, traditions, cultures, and practices of student voice and are currently at different stages of their student voice journeys. This paper investigates how student voice is coming to be used in relation to classroom practice in different school types and socio-economic settings in the Irish education system. Ireland is a country without a strong tradition or history of student voice and particularly in relation to teaching and learning matters and it is envisaged that this paper will be of strong interest to those in countries where student voice is not yet prominent, but there are also wider implications. This research shows that students are now being consulted in relation to classroom practice in a variety of ways but that even within single school systems consultations are very much connected to school context with voice being used to different extents in different schools in different settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-974
Number of pages20
JournalPedagogy, Culture and Society
Volume31
Issue number5
Early online date14 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Ireland
  • Student voice
  • consultation
  • context
  • teaching and learning

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