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Student Autonomy

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Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.

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50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher

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50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher

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Essay Writing for ESL/EFL Students

Free 7 minute essay writing lesson for English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students. Visit www.tutopia.ca to learn more.
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26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching

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Brad Reitzel's curator insight, July 3, 2014 10:24 AM

Great apps, but don't forget, IPads are a personal device. They are very tough to manage and share in a "whole class' environment. 

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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author S...
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Podcasts This Week (June 30, 2014) - ESL Podcast

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Get the full benefits of ESL Podcast by getting the Learning Guide. We designed the Learning Guide to help you learn English better and faster. Get more vocabulary, language explanations, sample sentences, comprehension ...
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