Pedagogies & Instructional Approaches

In order to achieve academic performance, workforce skills, and agency, we propose the use of sagentic pedagogies and instructional approaches that retain an emphasis on academic performance combined with data-informed improvement processes.

Agentic approaches support the development of intrinsic motivation and consequently ownership. There are certain things they have in common:

  • They afford students increasing autonomy
  • They enable the student to increase their mastery on a deep level rather than a superficial memorization of facts and processes
  • They support students’ sense of purpose and, when done well, offer connectedness to peers and adults


There are many agentic approaches to consider. Below are descriptions of several.