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This content was co-designed through a partnership between the learner agency experts at Jobs for the Future and 2Revolutions.

Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a national nonprofit that builds educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations in the U.S. Students at the Center, a JFF initiative, is an influential voice for advancing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions all learners need to succeed in college, career and civic readiness. Our work synthesizes—and adapts for practice—current research that is reinventing learning and the definition of success in a global economy. Practitioners and policymakers engage with our experts to design, implement, and assess opportunities that successfully develop learners’ academic proficiency, work skills, and civic aptitude. 

2Revolutions (2Rev) is a national education design lab striving to transform the American education system. 2Rev works with entrepreneurial leaders and practitioners within K12 and Higher Education to design, build, and implement new learning models and help catalyze the enabling systems that prepare students for success in the future. In its work with educators, 2Rev provides in-person, blended, and online learning experiences on a range of Future of Learning topics, including learner agency. 

Learner Agency

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Learner Agency Learning Progression: Self-assess your ability to foster learner agency through your classroom practices, your relationships with learners, and the learning culture and environment you build.


Learner Agency Playlist: If you want to advance your ability to cultivate learner agency but don’t have the time or inclination to engage in a full course, use this playlist to build your knowledge and skills. Pick the relevant portion of the playlist based on where you self-assess on the learning progression.


Foundations I: Dispositions: Define and explore learner agency and the learner and teacher dispositions needed to foster learner agency, including mindset, self-regulation, self-efficacy, and equity orientation.

Foundations II: Culture and Environment: Explore the learning culture and environment needed to support the development of learner agency. Topics include motivation, resource access, digital divide, routines and practices, feedback, and tolerance.

Foundations III: Relationships (Coming Summer 2018): Investigate the development of supportive relationships between educators and learners. Specific topics include power, bias, and feedback.

Foundations IV: Pedagogical Approaches: Discover how the changing role educators play impacts the pedagogical approaches they implement to promote learner agency.

Learner Agency: Design and Implement (Coming Summer 2018): Examine the instruction and assessment strategies necessary to realize learner agency.