Ownership of Learning: Fostering Learners with Autonomy, Drive, and Endurance
Ownership of learning means a learner is motivated, engaged, and self-directed with a sense of autonomy, choice, and responsibility in their actions. All learners have a fundamental need to feel autonomy in what they do. Decades of research has shown that when students feel autonomous, they have higher motivation to learn and achieve stronger academic performance in school. Naturally, learners want to make decisions that matter, pursue directions that feel meaningful to them, and hold a sense of responsibility and control for both their successes and setbacks.