Center for Learner Agency Research and Action (CLARA)

KU Achievement & Assessment Institute The University of Kansas Center for Learner Agency Research and Action

Diverse approaches ranging from Montessori and Reggio Emilia to Project Based Learning and International Baccalaureate share a common commitment to respecting the inherent potential of each learner and recognizing that the primary power and responsibility for learning lies within learners themselves. Our work identifies opportunities to expand such practices equitably to improve outcomes specifically for historically underserved communities. We conduct research and evaluation in environments already fostering learner agency and look for opportunities to expand practices inspired by these educational approaches into more conventional educational settings.

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Center Director