Rusul Alrubail‘s guest blog post for #slowchatED Week of February 2.
Student voice and autonomy is so important to foster in a learning environment. When students are empowered in the learning process their motivation and engagement with learning automatically increases. The results are positive for both the teacher and students when students take charge and become active agents in their own learning.
I wrote about student autonomy a few months ago here: https://medium.com/teaching-learning/student-autonomy-e56bd45a7f51
This was my most recommended and viewed post for a while, and I think it’s because so many of us believe in the power of student voice.
Student voice is important because:
- It allows students to be empowered to learn.
- It creates active agents in the classroom, school and community.
- It tailored knowledge, learning, process to the needs of the learner.
- It defines the future of education.
- It has the power to change the world.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts this week when you join us at #SlowchatEd.