Student Agency: What are the behaviours exhibited by a student when they have agency? I’m receiving questions about agency, so here are some ideas…
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Learner Agency is something we talk about often, but what does this look and sound like? Engagement is a word teachers use but has its meaning changed? So what is Learner Agency and why do we want our students to be empowered?
A student developing Learner Agency strives to:
Identify their learning goals using appropriate tools e.g. Learning Cycle, pre-tests, continuums, rubrics, exemplars, reflection, etc.
Identify their learning goals based on previous learning, reflections, evidence, etc.
Be open to and explores possibilities for appropriate learning goals.
Use learning goals to monitor and advance their own learning.
Manage a number of learning goals at the same time – incorporating different transdisciplinary skills.
Identify ‘stretch’ goals and understands the incremental steps to achieve them.
Focus on the process, in addition to the product.
Articulate why they are learning it and how it connects to previous and…
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