Learning on purpose: Ten lessons in placing student agency at the heart of schools
The Centre for Strategic Education in Australia has released a recent paper Learning on purpose: Ten lessons in placing student agency at the heart of schools authored by Charles Leadbeater and the Student Agency Lab. Leadbetter formed the Student Agency Lab in 2019, which brought together a cohort of schools in a series of meetings over three years to explore how to make student and teacher agency central to their work and give purpose to learning. This paper reports on lessons learned across the participating schools and discusses the importance of system-level conditions to allow and encourage schools to help students develop agency. Find a brief video discussion as well as the paper itself here.