3. Acting on Learning
When students act on their learning, school becomes relevant and the seeds of active citizenship are planted.
Acting on learning: moves beyond investigation of an issue to identifying solutions and working towards a desired change—in personal lifestyle, in school, in the community, and on the planet. (Laing, 1998, 170) The premise is - if something is worth knowing, it is worth acting upon.
- Action projects are practical, real and are relevant to the students involved.
- They are not planned simply as a learning exercise.
- They include community service ranging from volunteering to service learning.
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