Influence, Responsibility and Awareness - teachers' and students' attitudes and experiences

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Publication Student essay 15hp
Title Influence, Responsibility and Awareness - teachers' and students' attitudes and experiences
Author Dellenlöv, Johanna ; Tonning, Pernilla
Date 2009-06
English abstract
In this degree project the concepts of student democracy, student influence, learner responsibility and learner awareness are discussed. This has been done in connection to the learner autonomy movement in Sweden and the steering documents at a secondary school level. Our study concerns some teachers’ and students’ attitudes to and experiences of working with these issues in school. We came to the conclusion that the teachers that we interviewed are very aware of what the steering documents say and try to incorporate these essential parts in their teaching. We also found that the students are not at all aware of the concepts and ideas presented in the steering documents in the same way as the teachers are. Also, the teachers’ and the students’ understanding of these terms differ, something that may lead to a misunderstanding and make it hard to discuss matters connected to student democracy and learner autonomy. A lot of work has to be done in schools in order to make the students more aware and to encourage them to take more responsibility for their learning.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Lärarutbildningen
Language eng (iso)
Subject student democracy
student influence
learner responsibility
learner awareness
learner autonomy
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