Students at Waverley Meadows Primary School are encouraged to be active participants in their learning through being involved in all aspects of their learning program, including planning and task selection. Students are provided authentic opportunities to collaborate and make decisions with adults around what and how they learn and how their learning is assessed.
The learning environment at Waverley Meadows is set up in a way that enables students a level of autonomy over their learning. This is referred to as student agency. Student Agency gives our students voice and often, choice in how they learn. They learn through activities that are meaningful and relevant to them, driven by their interests and often self-initiated with appropriate guidance from teachers.
Student voice is not simply about giving students the opportunity to communicate ideas and opinions, though there is plenty of opportunity for that at Waverley Meadows also; it’s about our students having the power to influence change.
When students are able to take ownership over their own learning, they are more motivated, engaged and self-directed. They can monitor their own progress and are able to reflect on their learning based on mastery of content.