'I consider implications for future practice': how can I continue to influence my own learning, the learning of others, and the schools and learning communities of which I am part?

Hymer, Barry (2008) 'I consider implications for future practice': how can I continue to influence my own learning, the learning of others, and the schools and learning communities of which I am part? In: Hymer, Barry, Whitehead, Jack and Huxtable, Marie, (eds.) Gifts, talents and education: a living theory approach. Wiley, Chichester, UK, pp. 119-127. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470715697.ch5

Abstract

I remember a particular time when my philosophy, methodology and practice were unified: Molly was an elective mute. When she came to the school she had not been speaking for several months. She engaged in all the activities, except speaking of course. I felt sorry for her. She seemed a sad little soul to me. Some teachers suggested we should force her to speak. That rather reminded me of first - world war soldiers who were muted by their traumatic experiences in the trenches, and subsequently, in order to make them fit for service again, were given electric shock treatment and other savageries to force them to speak. This little girl seemed to me to have been engaged in her own kind of trench warfare. Anyway, I was always gentle and kind to her. She occasionally smiled at me but not a word she spoke. I put her in situations, which showed I “ colluded ” with her choice not to speak, telling her she wasn’t allowed to speak in this role and so on.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470725399
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Non-Initial Teacher Education
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Postgraduate Programmes and Partnership > Continuing Professional Development > Educational Research
Additional Information: Chapter five within book.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 14:36
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 15:28
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1401

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