Engaging Students as Policy-Makers

How can teachers create personalized learning experiences by infusing student-led policy-making throughout the education system? Can students make more effective policy than adults when it comes to the environments they spend eight hours in everyday? 

Students rarely have a voice in the direction of school. We know that students today want learning to be meaningful – which means powerful, relevant and democratic. How do we create experiences that meet the needs of today’s learners? We should start by engaging students by incorporating their tools of learning outside the classroom into their learning experiences inside the classroom. Design learning experiences that empower students to be creators of education policy.

  • What tools can we use to engage and empower students in education policy-making?
  • How can you accommodate different styles of learning through education policy-making?
  • How can we create learning environments that engage students in education policy-making?
  • How can students drive education policy-making?
  • What are students’ roles in school board decision-making? Building decision-making? Whole system decision-making? 
  • How can student policy-making be assessed?

You can learn more at the SoundOut page on engaging students as decision-makers.

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