Student agency is a form of personalized learning that encourages students to take initiative when it comes to their own learning experiences in the classroom. Therefore, students get to decide what and how they learn.

Students are presented with choices, making them more inclined to be engaged and invested in learning. Schools fostering student agency are preparing students to be successful, innovative, and independent thinkers of tomorrow. Student-centered learning empowers student voice and gives students a platform.

Understanding the importance of student voice is necessary for creating a culture of eager learners. As a result, there is a change in the students’...

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  • About the Author:

    Stephen Spencer joined the SXSW EDU team to learn more about digital marketing through video and social media. He currently attends Texas State University and is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication – Advertising with a concentration in Digital Media Innovation.

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    Elizabeth Stein handles press and publicity for SXSW EDU.