As a result of completing this course, you will be able to give students choice in their learning. This will help you create a way to get students practice making choices, creating agency and owning their learning and development.
About the Course: This course helps educators understand and incorporate choice for students in learning. School is about more than intellectual development; it is about learning to become a responsible, caring person who can make good choices and solve problems effectively. Thus educators must think about ways of helping students to take an active part in decisions that are only indirectly related to academics.
A structured opportunity for members of a class or school to meet and make decisions provides several advantages: it helps children feel respected by making it clear that their opinions matter; it builds a sense of belonging and community; and it contributes to the development of social and cognitive skills such as perspective taking (imagining how the world looks to someone else), conflict resolution, and rational analysis