This resource is the result of a literature scan and a series of conversations with students and teachers from three New Zealand schools. The schools involved in this resource feature innovative learning environments (ILE). Students and teachers were asked similar questions about agency, and reviewed one another’s responses. Our approach identified ten conditions that foster agentic learners to support teachers, leaders, and learning communities to shift the ownership of learning.
We hope you will use these conditions to:
- explore new ideas, communicate challenges, and prompt learner focused discussions
- use the ‘shifting the ownership of learning review tool’ to “take the temperature” of learner agency within your school or community
- identify priorities and implement practices or systems that enable learner agency.
This resource is a practical tool for teachers or learning teams, leaders, educators, and learning communities to support the process of change and shift the ownership of teaching and learning, placing it firmly in the hands of the learners themselves.