I came across this description while preparing a short form case study for a project I’ve been involved in, and thought I’d better make a note of what was described as the qualitative outcomes of education.
As teachers, we should strive to create environments:
- In which learners are empowered, are safe to express themselves, to ask and respond to peers’ questions without feeling oppressed, domesticated or silenced
- That encourage intellectual freedom to ‘think-aloud’, ‘try-out’ new things and reflect on lessons learnt
- In which the psychological distance between knowledgeable others (peers and experts) is reduced
- In which learners are equal partners in knowledge production (participatory parity)