Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22374
Title: Learner agency in innovative learning environments: Navigating new generation spaces
Contributor(s): Smardon, Dianne (author); Charteris, Jennifer  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22374
Open Access Link: http://goodteacher.co.nz/downloads/gt1704.pdfOpen Access Link
Abstract: Agency is currently a hot topic in schools, particularly as we see schools around Aotearoa modifying single cell spaces, funding rebuilds, and reaping the benefits of purpose built designs. Agency in innovative learning environments (ILE) is more than just 'having control', 'having ownership', 'having choice', or 'being self regulated or self managing'. Agency involves having the social cultural resources to know what to do when you don't know. It is built up relationally over a protracted period of time and involves a cocktail of relational trust, high expectations for teacher professional learning and student achievement, pedagogical scaffolds, and cultural relevance and integrity. It is well established that relational trust is important – we know that learning happens through partnerships between students, teachers and with communities.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Good teacher magazine, v.2017 (Term 4)
Publisher: Ed-media Publications
Place of Publication: Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand
ISSN: 1175-5911
Field of Research (FOR): 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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