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"Why has ‘student voice;' gained such a high profile? Will it turn out to be just another quick innovative buzz or is there potential to build a new order of experience for young people in schools?" (Jean Rudduck)
VISUAL: Students drumming in the background. Sound of drumming as quote fades out. SpeakUp icon appears while different music begins to play. Camera pans across a conference room full of students.
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Students as Researchers
February 2012
VISUAL: Young male student at podium holding a microphone.
Male student with mike: "Here we go. First question"
VISUAL: Students answer clicker questions
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Collaborative Inquiry (CI) provides an opportunity for young people to explore their own questions and learn from each other.
VISUAL: Series of clips of students and teachers engaged in various conversations, inquiries and activies.
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Student-Teacher collaborations develop a sense of shared responsibility for the quality and conditions of teacher and learning.
Five guiding conference principles:
1. Making research accessible by taking the mystery out of it
2. Empowering those most marginalized to contribute
3. Ensuring rigor in project design and data collection/analysis
Visual: Close up of the cover page of the Students as Researchers 2012 Toolkit cut to images of students with clickers.
Male voice: "Survey is a qualitative research method. Number one is true. Number two is false"
Visual: Close up of the table of contents of the Students as Researchers 2012 Toolkit cut back to footage of students engaged in the collaborative inquiry process.
4. Making training engaging and authentic
Many student voices: "It's research and I know it, cause we keep it organized"
5. Partnering students, teachers and researchers through collaborative action research
Visual: Close ups of Students and Facilitators discussing
Voice of female facilitator: "How do you want to share that finding, when do you want to share that finding and where do you want to share that finding?"
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The 2012 Student as Researchers Conference provided students with the opportunity to learn how to produce data of quality, depth and scope.
Female student with microphone: "The question is how can "Bridge to Friendship Day" build a better school community, so it impacts transitioning students in a positive way?"
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"Never stop asking questions." Student Researcher
Visual: video shows students drumming.
Audio: drumming music.
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ontario.ca/speakup
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