The agentic characteristic is about ensuring that children have voice in their learning. Their ideas and interests initiate, support and extend learning possibilities in order to build on their real-world understandings and experiences.
- provide opportunities for children to make decisions about their own learning
- respond to children by incorporating their ideas and interests into classroom planning and practice
- build on children's real-world understandings and experiences
- provide opportunities for children to collaboratively plan for, co-construct and reflect on their learning.
- make decisions about their own learning
- contribute their ideas and interests to learning conversations and environments
- recognise that their real-world understandings and experiences are acknowledged and valued
- work in partnership with the teacher to plan for, co-construct and reflect on their learning.
"...children are skilful in sharing the responsibility of control with peers and adults... the most effective teachers... show[ed] an equal balance between child-initiated and adult-initiated activities".