Blended Learning and Student Agency | NextGen Learning

Student agency is one of the reasons why next gen learning looks and feels different from traditional instructional practices.

Despite the best of intentions, whole group instruction that is teacher-centered or curriculum-centered tends to ignore the agency of individual students to own their learning and direct their own path through it. When student agency is embraced, the instructional model shifts to a student-centered learning model.

Source: nextgenlearning.org

I like the term used in this article: “student agency”.  I see it as self directed learning a dispostion that fuels well designed online learning experiences.  This blended learaning oriented piece shows the (chaotic and essential ) way to educating kids as learners in a 21st century environment. 

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