London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Children’s Understanding of Pupils’ Responsibility – A Self-Responsibility Model

Author(s) Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, B.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
The aim of the study was to present the concept of student’s responsibility as understood by younger primary school children. The interviews and responsibility dilemma tests conducted during the experiment on a group of 100 younger primary school pupils provided the basis for: (1) developing a model of subjective responsibility, and (2) determining the factors that stimulate and promote responsibility. The model consisting of two dimensions: (1) subjective versus formal responsibility, and (2) responsibility to be borne (negative) versus to be taken (positive), was verified empirically. Three-year action research enabled also to determine four factors stimulating the development of responsibility.

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