Redefining Learning for the Future

Learner Agency

As we continue to promote learner agency, student’s empowerment and ownership over their learning, I am reminded of the importance of asking questions in order to help students find the meaning in what they are doing. 

From Katie Martin’s Article on 6 Questions to Promote Learner AgencyWhen we focus on learners, connect to their interests, needs, and goals, we can create experiences that ignite curiosity, develop passion, and unleash genius. One of my favorite lines from Google’s video, Rubik’s Cube: A question, waiting to be answered (If you haven’t seen it, take a minute and watch it), “…when the right person finds the right question, it can set them on a journey to change the world.” The images of kids conducting experiments, building robots, playing in the mud and even blowing things up always make me smile at the thought of what is possible when learners are inspired and have the support to explore their ideas, questions, and passions in and out of school.