Voice Inclusive Practices are frameworks and tools that teachers and schools can use to give students the opportunity to have their say on school matters, which in turn can enhance their wellbeing and learning.
The information available on this site is designed to help teachers, educators, schools and other educational settings implement Voice Inclusive Practices.
This site was developed as part of a QUT research project called Wellbeing Matters led by Dr Jenna Gillett-Swan and funded by the Queensland Government’s Education Horizon grant scheme. It brings together a range of resources and information intended to support teachers and schools.
Did you know?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
Article 12.1 of the treaty states that children have “the right to express their views freely in all matters affecting the child”. This means that “children have the right to say what they think should happen when adults are making decisions that affect them and to have their opinions taken into account” and taken seriously.
Understanding Voice Inclusive Practice
Voice Inclusive Practice positions children at the centre of inquiry and ensures decision-making processes are informed by an ongoing and open dialogue with children on matters affecting them.Read more
The Wellbeing Matters project
Read more about how this project was implemented within a school, and what the outcomes were.Read more
Listen to QUT Teacher Podclass episode
What happens when students are encouraged to have a say on matters important to them at school? Dr Jenna Gillett-Swan says that empowering students to be partners in their own learning can have a positive influence on their engagement and wellbeing. She’s joined by teacher Mitchell Robertson who shares his own experience rolling out a successful school-wide wellbeing framework driven by student voices.Read more
Play the Children’s Rights Digital Escape Room
Learn about children’s rights through a fun digital escape room. You are a first year teacher getting ready to meet your first class of students. Your planning is done, your classroom is ready, and you are standing at the entry to your room, when out of the corner of your eye you notice a note stuck to the wall...Read more