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Personal development, participation and design.

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Journal publication date2010
JournalRe-public - re-imagining democracy : an online journal.
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article summarises a small-scale intervention within a large secondary school in East Lancashire. Our pilot project was inspired by the UK government’s goal to ‘put the learner at the centre’ and by the constant call for more personalised learning, which focuses on ‘pupil voice’ and ‘participation’. We used this study to explore different modes to involve students in the design of their education. In addition, we observed those factors in the school that supported and/or inhibited this level of participation, while reflecting on the possible synergies between personal development, design and participation.