Action Research Project: Enhancing Involvement. Network Group Jane Morgan: Craigcefnparc Primary Julie McElroy: Glyncollen Primary Alison Evans: Manselton Primary. Gender Differences. Aim: To look at gender differences: teacher led activities child initiated activities.
Aim: To look at gender differences:
teacher led activities
child initiated activities
To increase the level of involvement during:
1. Bikes: 5 girls / 4 boys
2. Art, Craft, creative : 4 girls
3. Sand, water: 4 boys / 1 girl
4. Roleplay areas: 3 girls / 1 boy
Top Five Wishes
* uninviting * uninspiring * unorganised * children not using independently
All materials made more accessible to children at all times and changed regularly.
Projects have included making a wall for Humpty, a Beanstalk, models of vehicles and a giant (all were optional to join in and all activities in the area attracted the ‘fighters’).
Observations show involvement of Levels 4/5 on Leavers Scale.
Teacher initiated activities
Child initiated activities
What did I learn?
Challenges to children’s involvement: