I-Click Photography: An Exploration of Student Perspectives on Learning and Engagement

I-Click Photography: An Exploration of Student Perspectives on Learning and Engagement

I-Click Photography: An Exploration of Student Perspectives on Learning and Engagement

I-Click Photography: An Exploration of Student Perspectives on Learning and Engagements

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The aim of this study is to investigate children’s perceptions of their lives as learners in the school and their teachers’ perceptions of these students. This study uses Participatory Action Research (PAR) to actively involve students with emotional and behaviour difficulties as well as their families, in the research process. The study will provide students with an opportunity to identify strengths and challenges that are important to them in their daily lives.» (p. 10)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«The two research questions for this participatory project are: 1) How do students with emotional and behavioural difficulties perceive their learning environment at school? […] 2) How are these students perceived as learners within the school?» (p. 10)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«In collaboration with the teachers and parents, a photography project took place at an elementary school in the Montreal area in Canada. Seven elementary students from grade one to grade six, who had been identified as having socio-emotional difficulties participated and took photographs of what was most important to them about learning at school.» (p. iii)

Instruments :
- Guide d’entretien semi-directif
- Guide d’entretien de groupe

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«Overall, what has been revealed leads to a discussion about the importance of home school collaborations, as well as school engagement and the importance of the child perspective. [...] As has been shown in the literature (Baker, 1998; Epstein & Sanders, 2002; Hill & Taylor, 2010; Simons-Morton & Chen, 2009), and expressed in this project’s focus groups, family school collaboration is quite effective for school engagement and success, however it is also quite difficult to achieve with all families. Teachers in this school mention time and time again the importance of having parents involved in their children’s schooling and the noticeable impact it has on the child’s progress.» (p. 77) «As active agents in both home and school, children are the bridge between contexts. With most of the children in this study electing to share their photographs with members of their family, it seems to be important for their school lives to be acknowledged at home.» (p. 78)