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‘Talking Stones’: an interview technique for disaffected students

Wearmouth, Janice (2004). ‘Talking Stones’: an interview technique for disaffected students. Pastoral Care in Education, 22(2) pp. 7–13.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0264-3944.2004.00257.x
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Abstract

This paper describes and discusses the use of an interview technique derived from Personal Construct Theory, ‘Talking Stones’, that is designed to support self advocacy, particularly for groups of disaffected students whose views may be difficult to ascertain. This technique assumes that for the individual learner everything is perceived and mediated by what is socially and personally salient. The paper illustrates how this tool lends itself to practice in schools. It can help to lay bare problematic relationships, usually between teenagers and staff, and open up dialogue.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0264-3944
Keywords: Disaffection; interview technique; self advocacy; self-esteem; personal construct psychology;
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 1039
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/1039
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