The more the merrier - Community engagement in learning

Oct302012

A recent post by the OECD explores how actively involving parents and students can help improve education systems by way of accountability and school achievement processes.  The OECD calls it a ‘growing trend’ as parents, community leaders, and others are taking an increasingly active role in their local schools.

http://oecdeducationtoday.blogspot.ca/2012/10/the-more-merrier.html

The principle of community learning and involvement is foundational to Indigenous pedagogy and learning and thus forms an essessment component in the Holistic Assessment Approach.  This approach involves the parents and the community throughout the assessment process.  The active involvement of parents, community and children before, during and after any assessment, and throughout the school year, helps reinforce a s shared responsibility in student success.

Learn how the collaborative development of the Help Me Tell My Story assessment in Saskatchewan has helped ensure this work helps effect positive change in the school, home, community and land.

 

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