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Saturday, October 8 • 09:15 - 12:15
Student Leadership for Student Learning

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What is the one topic that you most love to teach? Imagine yourself preparing to teach a lesson on this topic. Bioethics, magical realism, guerrilla warfare, environmental sustainability...that topic that captivates you to such an extent that you devote an abundance of passion and thought to sculpting your lesson objectives, scrounging for resources and preparing a lesson so fun and engaging that you can infuse your students with your passion.

Now, stop- and reimagine a student doing all of those things instead. How does it change the lesson dynamic, student engagement and, most importantly, student learning?

Though letting go of control and putting students in charge can seem scary, in this session we will examine the potential of student leadership in curricular and cocurricular contexts for enhancing authentic and experiential learning opportunities. Moreover, we will look at the tools and methods we can use as teachers to guide and support effective student-led projects. We will review examples of student-lead lessons, workshops for youth and adults, as well as community research and service projects to investigate opportunities for and methods to empower students to take greater control over their own contextualized learning experiences.

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Gitanjali Paul

Social Studies Educator, International School Manila
Gitanjali Paul is a High School Social Studies Educator and Sustainability Coordinator at the International School Manila, Philippines. She is an resolute believer in contextual and skills based learning, and consequently one of her passions is to facilitate meaningful student leadership... Read More →

Saturday October 8, 2016 09:15 - 12:15 GMT+07