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These courses were 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 Courses

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Foundations I: Dispositions: This course explores the definition of learner agency, and the learner and teacher dispositions needed to foster learner agency.

Foundations II: Culture and Environment: This course examines the learning culture and environment needed to support the development of learner agency.

Foundations III: Relationships (Coming Spring 2018): This course addresses the development of supportive relationships between teachers and learners. Specific topics include power, bias, and feedback.

Foundations IV: Pedagogical Approaches (Coming February 2018): This course explores the changing role that educators play as they implement pedagogical approaches promoting learner agency.

Learner Agency: Design and Implement (Coming Spring 2018): This upper level course provides a deeper examination of instruction and assessment strategies necessary to realize learner agency.