Date of Award

Spring 6-9-2023

Author Requested Restriction

Open Access (no restriction)

Work Type

Masters Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Rios


Shifting the focus of learning to be centered around the student rather than the course content
presents a unique opportunity for third-party stakeholders to engage differently with students.
Traditionally, the behavior-centered approach in the classroom has driven the flow of
curriculum, the development of parent-teacher relationships, and the way that students
comprehend and retain important learning. This paper highlights the autonomous teaching and
learning approach which puts students as drivers of their learning experience. Also discussed are
the various strategies that parents, guardians, and caregivers can use to promote the use of these
learning practices. Finally, this project includes the different methods teachers can implement
within the classroom that promote autonomous learning.
Keywords: autonomy, third-party stakeholders, support, effective