It has been valuable to hear and analyse student voice in Christian Studies at Good Shepherd Lutheran School (Para Vista). Therese Abraham (Christian Studies Leader) gathered data from the voices of some Stage 3 and 4 students during term 2, using the following questions:
- Why do we do Christian Studies?
- What do you think of Christian Studies? Why?
- I learn best in Christian Studies when …..
During staff PD week, time was taken to learn about and analyse what students said about Christian Studies, and then gather teacher voice so that dominant ideas could be identified and considered. This is enabling GSPV staff to focus on appropriate approaches to learning in Christian Studies and inform practice; that is – consider the what – why – how of Christian Studies.