Primary education: listening and observing
Primary education: listening and observing

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9 Summary of Session 1

In this first session, you learned about some of the requirements to volunteer or begin to work in a primary school. You began to learn about the processes of observing and listening to gain insights into children’s experiences, and the appropriate and ethical ways adults can observe and listen to children. There are ethical requirements for behaviour and research in education settings, and you learned about British Educational Research Association (BERA) guidelines for observing and interviewing children and adults.

You should now be able to:

  • understand some of the requirements to volunteer or begin to work in a primary school and basic ethical and safeguarding practices in education settings
  • recognise the value and purposes of observing and listening to children in primary schools
  • develop skills in sensitive information gathering for educational purposes.

In Session 2, you will take these ideas into the primary school playground.

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