Student voice is a key component of a National Education Vision. The Framework for Improving Student Outcomes encourages schools to make student voice a priority and to empower students to fully and proudly participate in school life.
“Student voice acknowledges that students have unique perspectives on learning, teaching, and schooling, and should have the opportunity to actively shape their own education. Student voice is students actively participating in their schools, communities and the education system, contributing to decision making processes and collectively influencing outcomes by putting forward their views, concerns and ideas. Student voice allows students to engage, participate, lead and learn.”
Students are taught math concepts in class or through a ‘Flipped Process’ by the teacher. After rehearsing and applying the skill to real life concepts, students then create video clips to both display the knowledge they have learnt and to explain this knowledge to their peers. This ‘student voice’ is often much more powerful than the explicit instruction given by the teacher as it is explained BY the students FOR the students. These videos are also great evidence of student learning, examples of higher order thinking and excellent opportunities to plan, script and interact with digital technologies.
“We hope you enjoy watching an example of our student’s voice in this video presentation.