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Marie Bjerede is President at Agentic Learning. Follow Marie on Twitter at @mbjerede.

Project Based Learning is a Spectrum

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The difference between “doing projects” (what the BIE refers to as “dessert projects”) and implementing project based learning is not binary - it’s a spectrum. Here, we explore the grey are in between.

What Counts as Student Agency?

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Students who are motivated to learn are more likely to focus on understanding, are more likely to learn deeply, are more likely to go above and beyond in an assignment, and are more likely to investigate when they have a question.

Agency and High Quality PBL

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In addition to supporting deep learning and the 4 C’s, the 6 criteria of High Quality PBL hold the ability to support another critical outcome: Student Agency, the tendency and ability for students, of their own volition, to improve or extend their own learning.

The Willpower Gap – Misinterpreting Student Agency

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When definitions of agency lead to work that is driven purely by willpower, those definitions need to be reconsidered. The agentic classroom should be hard but fun for teachers and students alike.

The Problem With Responsible Students

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Students with agency, on the other hand, are not responsible in the sense that they have embraced the agenda of the adults and comply with it, rather they are reliable and cooperative in pursuing their learning.

Student Agency: The Canary in the Coal Mine

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How do you know if your personalized learning initiative is working? What you measure can have a profound impact on the outcomes you see. Focusing on student agency can help.

What is Agentic Learning and Why is it Important?

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Fostering student agency may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are many pedagogical approaches that, when implemented well, lead to engagement and intrinsic motivation, providing opportunities for students to develop agency.