What is Agentic Learning?
Agentic: An individual’s power to control their goals, actions and destiny.
Agentic stems from the word “agency.” Webster’s Dictionary defines agency as the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power. In the late 1980s, Stanford University Psychologist Albert Bandura began developing a theory of social cognition that he associated with self-efficacy. He later examined more specifically the role of agency and motivation, and coined the term Agentic, in which people are viewed as self-organizing, proactive, self-reflecting and self-regulated.
Agentic Learning: In education, Agentic is defined as the self-directed actions aimed at personal growth and development based on self-chosen goals. Agentic Learning is when students of their own volition initiate actions that drive their learning.
Agentic Learning Environment: An environment that fosters intrinsic motivation and supports the learners goals with effective pedagogy.