publication . Article . 2011

How can we enhance enjoyment of secondary school? The student view

Gorard, S.; See, B.H.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2011 Journal: British Educational Research Journal, volume 37, pages 671-690 (issn: 0141-1926, eissn: 1469-3518, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper considers enjoyment of formal education for young people aged 14 to 16, largely from their own perspective, based on the view of around 3000 students in England. The data include documentary analysis, official statistics, interviews and surveys with staff and students. Enjoyment of school tends to be promoted by factors such as successful social relationships, small classes, variation in learning and students having some control of their learning. Enjoyment tends to be inhibited by perceived lack of respect or concern by teaching staff and passive pedagogy. For some disengaged students, a work or college environment with more adult relationships appea...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Education, Enthusiasm, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Pedagogy, Learner engagement, Official statistics, Academic achievement, Social relationship, Psychology
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publication . Article . 2011

How can we enhance enjoyment of secondary school? The student view

Gorard, S.; See, B.H.;