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Learner Agency

16/11/16

Learner agency is embedded in The New Zealand Curriculum key competencies as "the capabilities that young people need for growing, working, and participating in their communities."

The New Zealand Curriculum key competencies are about developing the dispositions and sense of agency that empower the individual, and help them better understand and negotiate the perspectives and values of others, contributing towards more productive and inclusive workplaces and societies.

What is "agency"?

Students have a sense of agency when they feel in control of things that happen around them; when they feel that they can influence events. This is an important sense for learners to develop. They need to be active participants in their learning.

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