In this book, Jean Rudduck and Julia Flutter consider the potential benefits and implications of talking to students about teaching and learning in schools. Key issues discussed included are: * The importance of engaging young learners in a focused dialogue about learning * The role of pupil consultation in helping schools to develop new directions for improvement * The wider implications of pupil consultation and participation in teaching the principles of citizenship and democracy. Using examples of pupil consultation initiatives in primary and secondary schools, the authors demonstrate how an agenda for change based on pupils perspectives on teaching and learning can be used to improve classroom practice. This book will be a valuable resource for practitioners, students and researchers interested in exploring pupils'' perspectives on teaching and learning.
Table of contents : Introduction 1. Pupil Consultation as a Key to Improving Teaching and Learning 2. Consulting Pupils: Principles and Approaches 3. Pupils' Perspectives on Teaching and Learning 4. Pupil Consultation - What's in it for Schools?