‘”So how well did it really go”? Working with primary school pupils as project evaluators: a case study’

French, Amanda and Hobbs, Dinah (2017) ‘”So how well did it really go”? Working with primary school pupils as project evaluators: a case study’. TEAN Journal, 9 (1). pp. 56-65.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a productive partnership between a University’s research unit and one local primary school, which is part of a bigger project, ‘Pupils as Research Partners in Primary (PARPP), which generally seeks to actively involve children as researchers in child-led research in a variety of school-based research initiatives. The paper describes and discusses a case study of 5-11 year-old pupils working as researchers. It focuses on how the project gave them the opportunity to design and lead on the evaluation of a major, externally funded exhibition hosted by the school. This experience had a beneficial effect on the pupils who enhanced their confidence and communication skills as well as learning about research processes. It influenced how their school approached future externally-funded projects, and encouraged their teachers to think about using more child-led research as part of their everyday practice. Lastly, it consolidated a new, research-based relationship between the school and a local university.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Practitioner Education and Professional Practice
UoA Collections > REF2021 UoA23: Education
Depositing User: $ Amanda French
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 08:01
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 08:01
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5813

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