Moving Toward Instructional Coherence: How Four Popular Student-Centered Approaches Deepen Identity, Agency, Equity, and Community
This paper explores relationships among and the connections between four popular student-centered practices as complementary approaches to enabling young people to be self-directed, empowered learners. Though often seen as competing approaches that may seem to be based on very different models of instruction and student learning, a closer look reveals many commonalities among the goals and ideals inherent in each approach.
- Formative assessment
- Deeper learning
- Culturally responsive and sustaining education
- Personalized learning
This paper is intended to serve as a resource for school communities that are introducing or considering integrating different types of student-centered learning practices in a way that honors the capacities and strengths of each approach and recognizes that multiple approaches may benefit students.
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