CREAB - Researching negativity in classroom interactions: a discussion of work in progress
Dr Malcolm Reed
Room 1.20, 35 Berkeley Square
Centre for Researching Education Across Boundaries in theory and practice
CREAB is launching a summer term seminar series to report on "work in progress". These will be relatively informal events designed to open up discussion.
Abstract: Negativity, according to Vygotsky, is a constructive and necessary aspect of children and adolescents’ learning and social development. Negative behaviour in the secondary school classroom, however, tends not to be considered in terms of its ontogenetic significance. For our discussion I will present some theoretical and field-driven thinking on my experience this academic year of working as a participant-researcher alongside English teachers and their classes in a local secondary school.