This video is a summary of the work I have done around learner agency this year as part of my +CORE Education Limited eFellowship. It has been an amazing year and I have had several opportunities to talk about my research, I recently returned from the #PENZ inspired leaders conference where I presented on the research panel, it was rewarding to know there were other people who were interested in what I was doing as this was a topic I chose through seeing a gap in what was known about how we could change education in traditional settings to fit a more agentic approach - there is plenty written, tweeted and blogged about around what is happening in new innovative institutions (which is great) but it can get disheartening for people who teach in schools that are not so dynamic and set up for modern learning practices.
This whole process has been amazingly valuable for my students and myself, hopefully it can also be constructive for others in similar situations as well.
At this stage I'd really like to thank +John Fenaughty, +Louise Taylor and the #Efellows14 for their support and encouragement through the whole process.
Here are the links to the documents that are mentioned in the video, please use and modify as needed.
Original form for modifying the internal assessments (please make a copy before editing the form as it will change it for everyone!) You will also need to share all of the original internals with your students, just upload them to Google drive or your collaborative cloud space.
This is the document we came up with for planning the year out and giving opportunities for different pathways, again, feel free to copy this and modify as needed.
And this is an example of one of the flow charts I made in lucid chart for helping scaffold the routes that the boys could take. You will probably need to have lucid chart enabled in Google drive to edit this.
The work was supported by our curriculum website, a link to use that site template can be found here.
Have fun, I'd be interested to know if anyone has the chance to look into the 'metacognition' internals that I had a skim over but didn't get around to modifying or implementing.