When we are aware of, and can identify the intention of learning, it guides the decision making on the requirements that will best support the intended learning. Many factors influence how learning takes place. Student agency is supported through effective utilisation of space, technology, materials and the purposeful design of learning.
The learning modes provide a framework for learning and, while presented individually, they are connected and fluid. For example, a student working on an independent task may require collaboration with their peers to increase understanding or develop ideas then seek feedback after reflecting on the work they produced.
Adopting a common language allows a collective understanding and ability to articulate the purpose and benefit of each learning mode for educators and learners. This process empowers students to make responsible decisions to best engage with their learning.