Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2017 Proceedings
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 5954-5959
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1558
Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain
The process of education focused on the student allows the development of competences in students such as participation, autonomy and organization and management of the learning process. Considering the Educational Cooperation Council reveals a routine of great importance for achieving this purpose. The Educational Cooperation Council is a time that allows students to discuss and to resolve class everyday life issues, developing competences such as accountability and autonomy, creates conditions for students to assume a constructive and active role in their learning process.

This study, under the subject Students’ Participation in the Educative Cooperation Council, meant to observe, develop and improve the participation of the students through the implementation of Educative Cooperation Council. The participants of this study are students of the 4th grade with ages between 8 and 10 years.

They are configured as specific objectives of the study:
i) Characterize the students’ perception on the Educative Cooperation Council;
ii) Characterize the importance given by students to the Educative Cooperation Council;
iii) Describe the students’ participation in the Educative Cooperation Council;
iv) Identify proposals for improve the function of the Educative Cooperation Council.

In conformity with the object of study, we chose a qualitative method, using procedures close to the research-action method and giving more importance to the inquiry itself, the interview, the observation and the documental research. The results were treated with the analysis of content following the assumptions of Bardin (2013). The data analysis was performed using the qualitative data analysis software NVIVO11. As a conclusion, the development of competences of accountability and participation by the students and the consequent improvement of the functioning of the Educative Cooperation Council stands out.
Educational Cooperation Council, Participation, Regulation, Autonomy, Responsability.