developing learner agency in the early years


These resources, in support of agency in the early years, are created by our passionate educators and freely available for you to download and use in your early years setting. If you find them useful please share with your community on twitter using the hashtag: #PYPagency.

What is agency in the PYP?

Agency is the power to take meaningful and intentional action, and supports voice, choice and ownership for students, teachers and the wider learning community.

Students with agency: 

  • have voice, choice and ownership; and a propensity to take action

  • influence and direct learning

  • contribute to and participate in the learning community.

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THIS WEBINAR explores how the PYP meets the needs of early learners and investigates where students exercise agency and how they are actively responsible for their own learning.