In this blog post Karen explains why she is so passionate about moving from student voice in classroom (or school management) into 'students as researchers' - researching their own interests, learning and learning about learning.
In many ways, student voice can be seen as a product or an event. I would argue that it is a process or a verb. It's and ongoing way of being in the classroom that empowers students to be active agents in their own learning.
One thing that is becoming progressively more clear is the need to understand where our students are at - prior knowledge, learning dispositions, interests and strategies. In this post, karen also explores learning from your students.
There is a lot to be learned from the skills Dr Oliver Sacks brought to his work: careful and respectful listening, seeking to really understand others’ perspectives and compassionately looking to solve the problem. If ‘student voice’ is to be a successful innovation, these principles must apply.