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I love what I do. I love being passionate about preparing young students to be the best they can be and to help them develop the skills necessary to be positive contributors to their rapidly evolving community.

This passion has led me to look at modern learning practices and how they can be designed to affect the attitudes that learners bring from their outside community into their learning environment. This interest has led me to explore how modern learning practices can be designed to replicate the core values needed to participate and contribute in a healthy and positively functioning community?

Last year I was afforded the opportunity to be a CORE Education "Dr Vince Hame efellow". The work I did allowed me to explore the concept of "community" as seen through the eyes of our students. And it helped me to learn from my students how we could co-create an environment that would reflect their vision of what a positive community could be.

Below is a link to the work we did.

WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY FROM OUR STUDENTS?

 

 

    • edSpace
      edSpace

      Hi Justin, this is very important work you have undertaken, thank you so much for sharing. smiley I'm wondering if we could interview you as a podcast or short vodcast to highlight some of your key findings from this research and add this to edSpace too? 

      • Justin Hickey
        Justin Hickey

        Hi Tessa. I would be happy to talk more about the project I did last year. Let me know how you would like to do it.

        Cheers,

        Justin

        • Tessa Gray
          Tessa Gray

          Justin, looking forward to our chat tomorrow, just thinking about your research and student's perceptions of community and what Dr Ann Milne talks about in terms of community for Māori, do you see any overlaps at all? smiley

          • Justin Hickey
            Justin Hickey

            Absolutely. I think the experiences we have and the way we perceive ourselves in terms of the community we are from have a huge imprint on who we are and what we bring to the table, wherever that table may be.

            It was fascinating for us to explore our students perception of what community means to them and what they value in a community. It has helped us to look at what we can do to help our students feel more connected to our learning space and to make it a place that our students choose to want to belong to.

            yes

            • Tessa Gray
              Tessa Gray

              Today I was lucky enough to hear more about Justin's research and practice into student wellbeing and have captured this here for you to enjoy as well. Justin Hickey is a passionate disruptor for change. Does this resonate for you too?

              Interview with Justin Hickey from edSpace on Vimeo.

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