A Teaching Strategy Based Upon a Model of Agentic Learning

Michael K. Ponton

Abstract


A major purpose of formal education is to prepare its students for life after graduation. In the current age of ever-increasing information and opportunities for novel personal and professional pursuits, the capacity to engage in lifelong agentic (i.e., intentional) learning is essential to maximize adaptation, achievement, and satisfaction. The purpose of this article is to discuss a model of agentic learning as the foundation for a teaching strategy that focuses on student development with respect to the various modes (individual, proxy, and group) and situations (selected and created) via which agentic learning is enacted. Examples of teaching techniques will be presented along with the consideration of developing actual and perceived ability for agentic learning in its various manifestations as preparation for fulfilling personally-chosen pursuits throughout life.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v11i1.18125

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