From Receiving to Leading

I wonder how much of the old paradigm of child-centredness is about putting the child in the centre and giving to the child what we consider important or what even the child says is important to them. In other words, the child is treated as a passive recipient.

I believe the more accurate mindset about child-centredness is about putting the child in the centre and at the front as well; they must be given the space and possibly (literacy and numeracy) tools as well to lead; make decisions about their future and the future and plan and evaluate how well they are progressing towards their desired future.

Check out what John Hattie says about effectiveness on learning when teachers become leaders of their own teaching and students become the own teachers (my paraphrase: students become leaders of their own learning).

http://visible-learning.org/2014/08/john-hattie-mind-frames-teachers/

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