The 7 Elements of Learner Agency
These 7 elements contribute to learner agency: voice, choice, engagement, motivation, ownership, purpose, and self-efficacy. We arrived at these elements to define the journey learners of all ages can go through to develop agency. Each element is a process defined along a continuum to guide teachers and learners as they move from teacher-centered to learner-centered to learner-driven environments, the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE), Version 5.
Click on the Continuums below to discover each element and what it means for the learner.
Also take a look at the Crosswalk of Learner Agency Across the Stages under the Toolkit.
A special thank You to Sylvia Duckworth @sylviaduckworth (http://sylviaduckworth.com) from Crescent School, Toronto, Canada who created each graphic.
Each Continuum by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Each Continuum was created by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) of Personalized Learning, LLC in 2015 and 2016. For permission to adapt, distribute copies, or to use in a publication, contact Kathleen McClaskey at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Me form.