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Ana Herrera and María Elvira Castro, PYP teachers, Gimnasio Los Portales, Bogota, Colombia

Learner agency in the assessment process: does it work?

Peer-feedback and how it can be used to exercise agency in the early years, based on Austin’s butterfly video (Ron Berger, 2012) Imagine you have an incredible learning experience with your class. All students are engaged in learning and developing their approaches to learning. You feel ecstasy while being part of this beautiful process. Suddenly, you […]

Our tryst with learner agency

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 […]

Nicole Rehman

Supporting translanguaging strategies with technology

In this article you will read about ways to support student agency when developing foundational language skills in the Primary Years Programme learners. Students learning through technology can find ways to work independently and gain confidence in their learning community.

Chantell Nawrocki & Shibani Banerij

Let’s build ownership through building a city

In this article you will read about how Primary Years Programme students demonstrated choice, voice and ownership through making connections between two transdisciplinary themes. When ownership is given to learners, the results are endless and the learning is fun—that is what they discovered.