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    CORE Education
    Students want more flexibility and freedom
    30 June
    Public discussion Created by CORE Education

    Over lockdown, taiohi (students) had a taste of freedom. When asked what they enjoyed most about learning from home, responses included, more time to learn, flexibility of what to learn and when, comfortable spaces. They also loved the connection of sharing their learning with their parents/whānau and accessing more digital content and resources. They missed each other and social interaction at school. So what are some valuable takeaways from Covid-19?

    Now, that we're back at school, there are plenty of things we can do to enable students to have more choice, voice and flexibility in their learning. Here's one example of how this is scaffolded at Myross Bush School. Here, students are eased into driving their own learning with flexible learning spaces and learner licenses to help nurture more student-directed learning and learner agency.

    EDtalks: Developing active learners Mar 28, 2014, 5 minutes

    The team at Myross Bush School in Invercargill have been finding ways to grow the learning capabilities of all students. "It’s the excitement for the children, it’s the children driving the learning, it’s the freedom the children have, it’s the change of power."

    Is there anything in this model that inspires a conversation or something to trial in your school or Kura? We'd love to hear your thoughts. Simply join EDtalks group to contribute.

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