‘So how well did it really go’? Working with primary school pupils as project evaluators: a case study

French, Amanda and Hobbs, Dinah (2017) ‘So how well did it really go’? Working with primary school pupils as project evaluators: a case study.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a productive partnership between a University’s research unit and one local primary school, which is part of a bigger project, ‘Pupils as Research Partners in Primary (PARPP), which generally seeks to actively involve children as researchers in child-led research in a variety of school-based research initiatives. The paper describes and discusses a case study of 5-11 year-old pupils working as researchers. It focuses on how the project gave them the opportunity to design and lead on the evaluation of a major, externally funded exhibition hosted by the school. This experience had a beneficial effect on the pupils who enhanced their confidence and communication skills as well as learning about research processes. It influenced how their school approached future externally-funded projects, and encouraged their teachers to think about using more child-led research as part of their everyday practice. Lastly, it consolidated a new, research-based relationship between the school and a local university.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: 370 Education & educational psychology (incl. teacher training & research), 372 Primary education (incl. primary subject content)
Members: University of Cumbria
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 04:23
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 04:23
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/14989

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