An exploration into Year 4 pupils’ perspectives surrounding how their parents help them to learn

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Galvin, Elinor
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2020-01-05
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This small- scale case study explores the perspectives of Year 4 pupils surrounding how their parents help them to learn. Initially, participants were asked to draw and annotate a picture of an adult who helps them to learn. Semi-structured interviews were then conducted to further explore pupils' drawings and annotations and to allow access to richer data. Pupils' responses were analysed using Braun and Clarke's (2006) comprehensive guide to thematic analysis. Most notably, findings appeared to indicate that children may possess narrow perceptions of learning as they predominantly focused on traditionally academic areas when asked how their parents help them to learn.
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PGCE General Primary , Year 4 , Education , Classroom
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