Our Strategy – Rethinking ways learning happens
Our grantee partners rethink ways learning happens for students and better prepare adults to engage and support all students. We support these efforts so that students will experience learning that builds four key attributes:
1. A sense of belonging through strong relationships that promote acceptance, connection, support and empathy in their learning environment;
2. Mastery through engagement with rigorous content, demonstration of its understanding, and critical reflection on new material;
3. Agency through their capacity and habit to form and act on intentions; and
4. Purpose through understanding of personal values and their relationship to learning and to long-term goals.
Oak Foundation / Learning Differences Programme / Our Strategy These attributes help students develop metacognition – the ability to reflect on their own learning, achievements, and identity and to plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to meet their needs as learners. Ensuring that marginalised students, especially those with learning differences, develop these critical attributes requires providing more responsive and unique learning experiences, which benefit all students. And we believe that investing in educators’ ability to create responsive and unique learning experiences will benefit all students, not only those with learning differences.