Stu­dents to set the agenda

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - With greg whit­byy

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

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