Session 402

Title: Student Agency

Presenter: Renee Cowpe, Hilltop Road Public School

Co-presenters: Demet Caliskan, , Hilltop Road Public School

Co-presenters: Kate Lavery, , Hilltop Road Public School

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: The main focus of this session will focus on student agency and how we are engaging students through voice and choice whilst enabling them to connect with their world on a deeper level. Student agency is promoted by stepping up Project Based Learning to incorporate design thinking allowing students to co-create authentic units of work. We are also embedding design thinking into S.O.L.E Sessions and Genius Hour to ensure the learning is personalised. The importance of feedback and multiple drafts also encourages students to speak freely and confidently, to explore their own and others’ thinking, take risks and to be resilient in facing challenges.

Target Audience: K-6, Teachers & Executive

Requirements: NIL