Giving Compass' Take:

• Getting Smart writes about how students could change the future of their education and drive their own learning through helping collaborate and design their curriculums. 

• How can educators and administrators ensure they are supporting students in the right ways and amplifying student voice when it comes to their education?

Here's another article on the benefits of student-led programs. 

In education today, there have been a lot of discussions in regard to what skills students may need for the future. Many times we hear conversations about “21st century skills” and how to best prepare students for life and work in the 21st century. Often these 21st-century references are followed by reminders that we are well into the 21st century. We are not only thinking of the future, but these are also the skills that our students need today.

According to Alan November, keynote speaker and international leader in educational technology, there are certain skills that students need and that teachers need to promote within the classroom. Students need to be taught “how” to learn and prepare for more than knowing the content, by developing skills that are transferable to multiple areas of life and work. During a keynote presentation, November stated: “I think we should begin to move more and more toward the skill side, because if we teach you to memorize and regurgitate content and your job is wiped out by technology, you’re not well prepared to reinvent yourself if you didn’t learn how to learn.”

Read the full article about student designed education by Rachelle Dene Poth at Getting Smart.