Students take ownership of their own learning
From Heidi Turcotte
Students take ownership of their own learning in an evolving world.
Chris Young, Carson Martin, Andrea Mewborne, and Lucy Schmidt
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
This new and innovative student-driven project-based course is designed for the learner in mind. Rather than a discussion course or a “follow me and do as I do” course, this puts the student in the driver's seat and allows them to determine what they would like to learn. Most classes have teacher-driven learning, the Innovation Lab at The Oakwood School lets the students guide their learning. With the world evolving, this class allows students to gain the skills needed to tackle their future. The lab facilitator gives the students a general theme and the student chooses what they would like to do. Students get to research ideas and then implement findings while tracking progress with an E-Portfolio. Students collaborate with a partner and have creative artistic freedom to allow self-expression and to show individuality. This new wave of learning, where the students lead, is starting to expand and the students will discuss the pros and cons of this type of learning environment.