Student agency has been the driver in transforming the learning experience for Michael Brinsden’s Year 6 Physical Education and Health students at Scotch College. Prior to the introduction of the analysis of sprinting Keynote activity, students would be observed on a one-to-one or group basis and annotations taken as students performed, proving both time-consuming and offering students limited chance as success.
Redefining the learning experience by personalising and putting the ownership in the hands of the students freed Michael to spend more time individually to focus on skill development and to be given the opportunity to assess students at what they identified as their best. Student, working collaboratively, were able to share their goals, planning, performance and reflection through the use of the Keynote scaffold as their documentation tool. With clear prompts and breadth for differentiation, the students had ownership in their own success and opportunity to consolidate their approaches to learning in self-management, reflection and communication skills