Students to set the agenda
learning to suit individual interests and capabilities, ensure learning is hands-on, linked to real-world problems and contemporary skill sets, and connect parents more deeply in their child’s learning.
Twenty years ago, we would have looked at these schools as fads or catering to fringe communities. However, they are now entering the mainstream and are gaining increasing support.
This has to be a wake-up call for traditional schools. We need to ensure that it is not just ‘alternative’ schools that are delivering contemporary, relevant learning experiences but that all schools are providing similar opportunities.
Most importantly, we want schools full of learners who want to learn there.
Increasingly, students want greater control over, and responsibility for, their own learning