MARCIA BEHRENBRUCH – Agency and Student Voice: From Tokenism to Transformation
‘Agency’ is a concept that is increasingly heard in schools, and associated with the idea of empowered learners, student leadership, voice, choice, and ownership in learning. However, too often, in practice agency is tokenistic with control still with teachers and the end goal focussed on improved learning. This webinar delves beneath the tip of the agency ‘iceberg’. It explores agency as a complex concept connected to wellbeing, policy development and participatory democracy. The session will consider how Vygotsky’s activity theory can be used to consider the complexities of building a transformative, agentic community.
About Dr Marcia Behrenbruch
Dr Marcia Behrenbruch has over 30 years experience in Primary, Middle and Upper Secondary education. She has lived and worked in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam and Singapore. In addition to international school experience, she worked for the International Baccalaureate as Head of Global Professional Development for the Primary Years Programme and as Head of School Services, supporting the IB continuum of international education from 3 to 19 years of age. Marcia completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) at the University of British Columbia in Canada, her Bachelor of Education and Masters at Monash University in Melbourne and her Doctorate at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Currently, she works as an education consultant, a lecturer at Deakin University and a lead educator for the IB. Her book: ‘Dancing in the Light: Essential elements for an inquiry classroom’ is on the reading list for many universities worldwide. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This presentation is part of MSCA’s Education Series: Events for Montessori educators, parents, and leaders. The Ed4All events are webinars for 0-18 educators, leaders and parents. All MSCA events will be delivered online in 2021.
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