What kind of life are we preparing kids for?
Will Our Children Live a Life of Compliance or one of Personal Agency?STUDENTS ARE MISSING OUT ON CRITICAL LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS
To be ready for life, career, and college, students need more than academic knowledge. They need the dispositions, character, and skills for taking ownership of their learning and work.
IT TAKES SYSTEMIC CHANGE
Systems Theory tells us that when you optimize a single subsystem, the performance of the system as a whole is degraded. If we optimize school systems for the single outcome of high test scores, we are degrading the capacity of the system overall. To optimize the whole system, we need a balancing metric, one that drives the system towards balance and stability and optimal performance.
Student Agency is such a balancing outcome.
A balanced school system not only leads to deeper learning and essential skills, it supports the human and humane practices for developing a child’s potential that lie at the heart of teaching.
Agency, Ownership, and Student OutcomesComments from Thought Leaders, Experts, and Practitioners
Student outcomes can be improved via a school culture that fosters student agency through the development of intrinsic motivation using student-centered pedagogies and instructional approaches.
Check the existing research, and take action to drive this change in your schools.
Student Agency can serve as an outcome that balances test scores to make school systems more effective
Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and Students: Take steps to increased student-centered approaches in your schools
Student-centered practices foster intrinsic motivation, student ownership and increased enjoyment by students and teachers alike
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