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Developing the learner voice

McFarlane, Ruth and Morris, Andrew (2018). Developing the learner voice. Advancing Corrections Journal, 6 pp. 151–160.

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This paper presents three innovative projects in UK prisons which provide opportunities for students in prison to take greater ownership of their learning, recognising that this has significant benefits in a wider context. These include giving students responsibility for administration and peer support, Student Councils offering students voices to be heard and academic seminars to introduce prisoners to exciting new areas of study. Central to each of these is a strong commitment to “ensure that the student voice is present in decision making” (The Open University, 2018). Future plans and possibilities for building learning communities are proposed.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 ICPA
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Other Departments
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Item ID: 57772
Depositing User: Ruth Mcfarlane
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 12:03
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 09:33
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