Making real-life connections to events strengthens students’ conceptual understanding across subjects, enabling them to transfer their learning and draw meaningful inferences. They develop a broader appreciation of what it means to be citizens of the world. It gives them an opportunity to connect with their learning, a sense of purpose to their experience and enables their voice to shine through. […]
If you are struggling with giving your students the authority to decide for and plan the path of their own learning journey or if you are in two minds whether student agency will throw your classroom discipline and your well-designed lesson plans into question, then keep reading to the end! It’s totally understandable that shifting […]
There is intentionality behind setting up a meaningful provocation for inquiry. During this playful inquiry, children showed excitement in understanding school systems, demonstrated ownership of learning, and applied mathematical skills in a real context while collaborating with peers. Neev Academy, North Campus’ academic year kicked off with lots of hopes and possibilities for all the […]
This article explores the complexities of learner agency. It discusses some important pedagogical practices that support self-directed, mastery-driven inquiry.
With the changing face of the education sector, some educators are working in the direction of adopting and altering their learning strategies as well as their learning spaces to provide their learners with a conducive environment to develop and grow holistically. Keeping this in mind, I have tried out an alternative method to assessment criteria […]
In exploring agency and what this means, we began questioning the value of field trips and thinking about how often they are adult-led, and with adults clearly positioned as the experts. What resulted was a re-thinking of the role of students on such trips and a series of reflections on their response. On our journey […]