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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
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Relational pedagogy: putting balance back into students' learning

Ray Boyd, Neil MacNeill, Greg Sullivan
This week in Curriculum Leadership three school leaders describe the Relational pedagogy approach to teaching and learning. Relational pedagogy is built on three practices. Reflective behaviours empower students to control their learning environment and take responsibility for their learning. Class meetings teach the principles of democracy and co-existence and help students learn interpersonal skills. Student-centred learning encourages a dynamic relationship between the student and the teacher where both can take on teaching and learning roles at different times.

Subject Headings

Teaching and learning
Teacher-student relationships