Becoming a Researcher

The multiple inspirations of the Pavilion encourage exploration and investigation that place students in the role of the researcher.  The focus here is on process rather than generating a specific outcome. By not presenting pupils with an end product to be achieved, you retained the flexibility to evolve in response to what is discovered. This can enable pupils to influence the direction of projects, promoting ownership and engagement. 

By defining aims in terms of enquiry, skills and processes rather than by fixed outcomes, learning objectives can be met while retaining flexibility.  There is a lot of potential in this model for developing more personalised learning.

Case Study: St Mary Magdalene Primary School
Case Study: Sidley Primary School
From the WOW2 report