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Transitioning from talking democratically, to thinking democratically and acting democratically: Exploring student-centred approaches to curriculum implementation

Chris Brough


Student-centred approaches to learning are gaining increasing national and international attention. For many teachers, more democratic teaching  designs require a shift in thinking and practice. This article looks at how teachers unfamiliar with these approaches might transition from a position of power to empowerment by exploring small, manageable changes in practice. It draws on a 9-month participatory action-based research project on student-centred curriculum integration and the teaching practice of the author.

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