Bump@r as a Learner

Bump@r as a Learner (Bump@R Learner Capabilities)

Bump@r Learner Capabilities support learner agency skills within our school. They are underpinned by the New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies. Each area of the school has a set of indicators for each year level which represent the capabilities criteria. These are visible in each learning area and are utilised by our learners.

We believe our learners have the power to act. This is achieved by them being personally responsible for discovering their potential. At Riverhead School we focus on the explicit teaching of agentic skills to enable learners to be able to identify, reflect and act on where they are at in their learning and what their next steps will be. Moving from teachers completely owning the learning process to learners owning more of it.

Through the Bump@r Learner Capabilities and Learning Progressions our students are developing autonomy and agency in their learning. Students are ‘Spectators’, ‘Passengers’, ‘Navigators’ or ‘Drivers’ of their learning and these are informed by the Key Competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Extensive research has proven that students learn best when they are:

  • actively involved in decision making

  • initiating learning

  • collaborating together

  • making connections within and across learning areas.