A Relational Pedagogy: Re-engaging excluded students with their learning

Edwards, S. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description of Activity

With increasing numbers of students being excluded from secondary schools a pedagogic gap emerges, where mainstream schools’ capacity to facilitate the learning of these students within their current pedagogic approaches, more suited to the formal structures of mainstream school classrooms, may result in further resistance or permanent exclusion for these students. However, policy does support mentoring based learning and allows schools the autonomy to develop their own pedagogies. It is here in this policy gap that I propose an alternative, relational pedagogy theoretically informed by Freire’s (1972, 2007) dialogic model, which re-engages educationally disengaged students with their learning by drawing synergies between informal youth work and formal teaching. It is here in this policy gap that I propose an alternative, relational pedagogy theoretically informed by Freire’s (1972, 2007) dialogic model, which re-engages educationally disengaged students with their learning by drawing synergies between informal youth work and formal teaching.
Period10 Jul 2017
Held atSchool of Education & Sociology
Degree of RecognitionRegional