This article is based on an example of how students re-imagined a mundane classroom as a hotbed of space exploration, and how giving students agency to creatively re-imagine learning spaces can inspire taking action.
This article explores how agency in the planning process is expressed through listening, dialogue and the educators desire to nurture playfulness, participation and learning through play.
This piece draws from experiences in an early childhood PYP context in Switzerland. Reflections are shared on ways the Approaches to Learning have the potential to be powerful tools for supporting children’s agentic identities with a particular focus on environments, experts and teacher talk.
This describes my journey into developing a collaborative learning group classroom environment and programme, with a class of grade 1 and 2 students. It outlines the processes involved in helping young students identify and use collaborative learning skills effectively, which was also part of my own growth.
This article explores the wonderful partnership created between Grade 3 learners and their home room teacher, as they confidently exhibited student agency throughout the unit of inquiry on child rights, under the transdisciplinary theme ‘Who we are’. Grade 3 learners at Singapore International School, Mumbai took initiative, expressed their thoughts and ideas and made choices […]
This article shares one school’s continuing journey to unpack, define and support learner agency. Over the past three years we explored LEARNER AGENCY in an effort to develop an understanding of: what agency looks like in action what it does to a child what teacher dispositions nurture it what curriculum structures honor it, and what […]