The messy space: Research into student engagement and the social relations of pedagogy

Year: 2002

Author: Munns, Geoff, McFadden, Mark, Koletti, John

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper recognises the important continuing contributions that the 'sociology of pedagogy' can make within current theoretical and empirical work into productive classroom pedagogies. It reports on research into student engagement in a primary school in Sydney's South West. The research foregrounds the voices of both students and teachers as they explore the discourses and pedagogic spaces of their classroom experiences. In particular this research looks keenly to the insights provided by students to construct clearer solutions to the challenge of providing engaging pedagogies.