Theme D Collaboration and culture change

D3: Who directs the learning – harnessing student agency

Author: Nicola Ngarewa and Chris Jansen

During the COVID Rāhui/lockdown, educators reported tangible benefits and perhaps surprising increases in engagement from many of their students learning from home. Nicola Ngarewa and Chris Jansen explore how might we take these insights about student agency and translate them into change practices in our schools?

  1. Share your own “why”, or which of the three “why”s we’ve just heard resonated with you the most. 
  2. What changes might you make based on Nicola’s kōrero?