Meanings and methods of pedagogical innovation

Farini, Federico and Scollan, Angela ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Meanings and methods of pedagogical innovation. In: Promoting Children's Rights in European Schools: Intercultural Dialogue and Facilitative Pedagogy. Baraldi, Claudio, Joslyn, Erica and Farini, Federico, eds. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 67-88. ISBN 9781350217782, e-ISBN 9781350217812, e-ISBN 9781350217799, e-ISBN 9781350217805. [Book Section] (doi:10.5040/

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Based on rich data produced though the observation of SHARMED activities, this chapter discusses how children’s authorship of narratives can be facilitated in practice, towards the construction of communities of dialogue in the classroom. The chapter is instrumental to the implementation of pedagogical innovation, providing examples and elements of reflection for teachers and educators who are interested in the methodology of facilitation. As a companion to SHARMED training presented in Chapter 10, this chapter evaluates how an array of actions, such as questions, invitations to talk, minimal responses, reformulations of children’s contributions and facilitators’ personal initiatives can support children’s voices in actual classroom practice of facilitation. Several video-recorded and transcribed examples from the three participating countries are used for this purpose. Before illustrating the results of the evaluation of facilitative activities, the reader is informed that Chapter 10 does not only present SHARMED training philosophy and methodology but it also directs the reader to freely accessible SHARMED online training and material.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
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