we create conditions under which “agency” can flourish, under which our students can create their own power and become powerful in their own right.
And forget, as well, assessments that aren’t driven by the learner in a quest to learn more deeply.
shared authority of the group of learners (and the teacher)
We’re in deep trouble as a society if we continue to either deny or play at the edges of creating classrooms where students are the agents of their own learning.
Kids who are trained to wait to be told what to learn, when to learn it, how to learn it, and how to be assessed on that learning will grow into adults who are of the same cloth, waiting for someone to tell them what to believe and how to act and what to think and know without the critical lens that only freedom can nourish.
n this Fourth Industrial Revolution complex skills in chaotic domains are in demand – what’s the scarce resource right now and who has the power? The answer is entrepreneurs and individuals who are able to solve complex problems and create and invent systems and processes.