Children’s experiences of classrooms
Talking about being pupils in the classroom
- Eleanore Hargreaves - UCL Institute of Education, UK
Primary Professional Studies | Primary Teacher Training | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
If children are to succeed and progress at school, schools and teachers need to understand how children experience the classroom. What do they think? How does school make them feel?
This book brings together the author's work on children's classroom experiences in a variety of contexts. The author uses student voice to show what children think of classrooms, tasks, tests and exams, and how this impacts their experience of schooling. Can the classroom experience be transformative for children's life chances, or is it a trap? Schools and teachers need to take account of student perspectives in the primary school to make it the best experience possible.
This book presents an innovative approach to the pupil voice debate. Its efforts to bridge the gap between research and practice are also to be celebrated.
I wonder how often teachers stop to think about what children feel about their classrooms? This is just the book to stimulate that thinking and to help teachers and their pupils get the most out of their classroom environment. This powerful book really shows the impact of the classroom environment and should be part of every staffroom library as well as for student teachers - and a focus for discussion and (importantly) action.
When starting out on their training year, teacher trainees inevitably focus on their role as the teacher in the classroom. This text helps them to consider what learning looks like from the perspective of the child and enables them to account for this in their planning.
This is an easy to read book which encourages classroom teachers to become more reflexive and notice the learning going on with their pupils. Recommended reading.
The structure of the book is helpful and it supports the reader to consider the learners experience.
This is an excellent book that explores a number of issues relating to teaching and learning from the perspective of children. It is wide ranging in terms of its subject matter and accessible in terms of style. It is an invaluable (and sometimes eye-opening) resource for teachers everywhere.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Children's Experiences of Classrooms - Chapter 1