How can upper secondary schools educate youth to become democratic and innovative?

Theoretical and empirical analyses of Inquiry Based Education

Bidragets oversatte titel: Hvordan kan ungdomsuddannelserne sikre at alle unge demokratiske og innovative uddannelser: Teoretiske og empiriske analyser af Inquiry Based Education

Ulla Højmark Jensen, Arnt Vestergaard Louw

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Educating all youth can be seen as an investment for modern western states. Well-educated creative youth contribute to the knowledge based globalized world economy and equality in education can contribute to maintaining the democratic welfare state. But do educational institutions and the educational system reflect this demand? Newer educational policies tend to focus on measuring and testing skill in particular subjects as important methods for attaining the educational goals. However, this has not led to greater equality in education and has given rise to theoretical and methodological questions. In this article, we focus on the classroom level in secondary schools and ask: How can a specific educational approach contribute to fulfilling the goal of educating all youth to be innovative, democratic citizens? We explore the concept of Inquiry Based Education (IBE) as a theoretical and empirical approach to learning. We perceive IBE as an academic way of thinking and learning and not just a pedagogical method. IBE can be understood as a way of supporting democratic praxis and experience by creating innovative learning processes in an inclusive learning environment. The article discuses how IBE works in theory and on a classroom level. The aim is to unfold how IBE can contribute to equality in education and avoid being ‘just another’ pedagogical method that favors middle-class norms and culture.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer3
TidsskriftNordic Studies in Education
Vol/bind36
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)229-241
Antal sider13
ISSN1891-5914
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 okt. 2016
BegivenhedEuropean Conference in Educational Research: The Past, Present and Future of Educational Research in Europe - University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Varighed: 1 sep. 20145 sep. 2014
Konferencens nummer: XX

Konference

KonferenceEuropean Conference in Educational Research
NummerXX
LokationUniversity of Porto
LandPortugal
ByPorto
Periode01/09/201405/09/2014

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  • ungdomsuddannelse
  • demokrati
  • innovation
  • inklusion
  • Inquiry Based Education

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How can upper secondary schools educate youth to become democratic and innovative? Theoretical and empirical analyses of Inquiry Based Education. / Jensen, Ulla Højmark; Louw, Arnt Vestergaard.

I: Nordic Studies in Education, Bind 36, Nr. 3, 3, 01.10.2016, s. 229-241.

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