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Appropriate methods to empower children as curriculum co-designers.


Appropriate methods to empower children as curriculum co-designers.

Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha (2012) Appropriate methods to empower children as curriculum co-designers. In: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference., April 16, 2012, Vancouver, BC. (Unpublished)

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One voice and perspective that is still largely absent from the curriculum development discussion is that of students, elementary school children in particular. This reflexive account will discuss in depth how the use of various qualitative research methods in an elementary school classroom enabled teachers, a community-based environmental organization, a university research team, and several classrooms of children to create a child-informed, child-centered multicultural environmental education [EE] curriculum. 98 child participants from three elementary schools in five grade 4 to 6 classrooms were involved in the project.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Concordia University > Research Units > Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha
Date:16 April 2012
  • This research was supported by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies, Concordia University.
Keywords:Children as Curriculum Codesigners, Qualitative Methods, Environmental Education, Multicultural Curriculum
ID Code:973923
Deposited By: Rosemary Reilly
Deposited On:24 Apr 2012 13:32
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:37


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