What is

Student Empowerment

Student empowerment is where students gain the authority and agency to make decisions on their own and implement their changes in school. Student empowerment generally includes learning, teaching and leadership in the classroom. Empowerment happens through student authorization and action upon gaining a sense of power.

Student empowerment refers to students prioritizing meaningfulness, competence, impact and choice in their learning journey. Strategies for instructors to use to promote student empowerment include inspiring possibilities, tapping into students’ interests and encouraging critical consumption and creation.

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