What does teaching for agency look like? We know we have to 'change the script' for our lessons but what does this look like and how can we achieve this?
I have been reading the OECD 'The future of education and skills 2030' and linked this to my thought so far about Agency to create the image above.
I believe Teaching for Agency includes;
Pre Lesson: Designing the lesson to intentionally include questions to promote agency and get the learners reflecting on their thinking and actions
During Lesson: Workshops and options that allow the learners to be assessment capable and make choices based on their needs/ next steps
Post Lesson: Intentional questioning and prompts to get learners to assess what they have achieved during the lesson. Where will they go next? How will they record this? What resources will you need to create to link to the next lesson?
Although we do not know what the future holds I feel we have to attempt to understand what qualities and skills will be needed/desired to be successful adults: creative, risk takers who can self regulate and adapt to a changing environment (with confidence or resilience?). - That's my thoughts anyways. Helping children to accept and understand what ‘comfortable with being uncomfortable so you are prepared for anything’ means.
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