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What is School? Learner Autonomy

Over the past 3 weeks I have been enjoying a vacation with my family before a new big exciting adventure for me in a new job! Over this time it has been amazing to watch #whatisschool as it continues to grow with your continued support to provide teachers with the best Professional Development available online (FOR FREE).

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It is so exciting to be back to #whatisschool and I thank Laura from running everything while I was away, even though it is an incredibly busy time for her – thank you! Thank you to the amazing guests that help support as well.

This week we welcome Stephan Hughes to guest host with us. Stephan is teacher trainer and English language lecturer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! He is the co-founder of #nt2t and it is an honour to have him with us today.

This week, #whatisschool looks at learner autonomy and focuses on collating ideas and suggestions to make this an everyday learning experience in your classroom. We focus on the difference between teacher centred and student centred classrooms as this video highlights:


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Join the conversation on Thursday 23 July at 7pm EDT (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 9am AEST, 11am NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, July 23, 2015 7PM EDT

1) What does learner autonomy mean to you?

2) Why do you want your students to be autonomous?

3) How do you train your students to be autonomous?

4) How is learner autonomy manifested in your classrooms?

5) In what ways might teachers stifle learner autonomy in the classroom?

6) Learner autonomy and student voice – how are they related? Give examples from your experience.

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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