What if Kids Designed the School Curriculum?

by ParentCo. May 11, 2016

The Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE), an international centre of expertise in evidence-based policy and practice, shows some of the benefits of a shift towards more independent learning. CUREE found that independent learning could improve academic performance, motivation and confidence. Studies showed some students in particular, such as those with special learning needs and socially excluded children, felt more engaged in their learning. However, learning needed to be scaffolded with support and feedback. Teachers played a key role in facilitating students' independence. Further empirical evidence would strengthen understanding of the size of the effect.
Source: What if young people designed their own learning?



ParentCo.

Author



Also in Conversations

little boy playing with toy car
How to Praise your Kids: A Process Praise Primer

by Jessica Williams

To put it simply, process praise is praise that emphasizes the work, effort, or actions of the child. Praise contributes to our kids' development.

Continue Reading

kid in glasses reading book
12 Books that Reflect the Diversity of the World Around Us

by ParentCo.

I want my children to know that many kids look and live differently than they do. These wonderful, powerful, and fun books can help.

Continue Reading

woman holding baby and laughing
Fighting for my Autistic Son to Stay in his General Education Classroom

by Megan Burgess

Why is my autistic son in a general education classroom? I could argue it's for inclusion, but the truth is, I fought to keep him there because it felt right.

Continue Reading