Students as Learning Evaluators

Meaningful Student Involvement can feature roles for students as learning evaluators. Following is an introduction to these opportunities, including details, stories and resources. INTRODUCTION On one level, teachers are always listening to students’ opinions, checking for comprehension, and whether they have accomplished a task. Another level is reflected in the barrage of student surveys conducted, and the myriad […]

Students as Teachers

Meaningful Student Involvement should engage students as teachers. Following is an introduction to these roles, some details, stories and resources. Introduction “There is, in fact, no teaching without learning.” – Paulo Freire, 1998 This is as true for students as it is for adult educators. However, since teaching is not the exclusive domain of adults, we know […]

Students as School Planners

Meaningful Student Involvement can include opportunities for students as school planners. Following is an introduction to these roles, some details, stories and resources. Introduction Education planning happens in many different avenues, with several different considerations. Students can be partners in planning throughout education, whether selecting textbooks, determining classroom behavior guidelines, or participating in the physical design process […]

Students as Researchers

Meaningful Student Involvement can take the form of engaging students as education researchers. Following is an introduction to these roles, as well as some details, stories and resources. Introduction Meaningful Student Involvement engages students as researchers of the educational settings, practices, beliefs, and outcomes that they are subject to. When students research their schools, they can […]