πŸ‘ Looking back to look forward – reflections on learning about ‘agency’

Liked Looking back to look forward - reflections on learning about 'agency' (Kath Murdoch)
For those of us like myself who (all of a sudden it seems) mostly find themselves the oldest teacher in room, there is a strange sense of dΓ©jΓ  vu about the flurry of excitement around agency. The challenge to rethink the way we β€˜do’ teaching and learning and the desire to wrench schools from the transmission/factory-inspired model of the past has burned brightly within so many educators for a long time. It is not a new idea and therefore, not one to be dismissed as a fad or β€˜the latest buzz word’. And this is far from another proverbial 'pendulum swing'. I am eternally grateful to those who have gone before. Those who have believed strongly that learning is not something that gets done TO us - it is something we do for ourselves. It is so exciting to see a globally respected organisation such as the IBO place learner agency at the centre of its enhanced program. There is something palpably different about the new rise of β€˜learner agency β€˜ in the contemporary landscape.

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