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What pathways are being designed in today's schools to personalize the learning experience?
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Why is Change and Transforming Education so Complex?

Why is Change and Transforming Education so Complex? | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Change is complex. This post describes the process and the five reasons and reactions that people might have to change.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Changing or transforming any system especially in education is not an easy thing to do. If you are part of a system that most of us grew up in and are used to, it doesn't take much to keep your school or district from moving to a successful Personalized Learning System. The change process is so complex that even if you agree and are working on transforming the system, there may be one piece of the puzzle that is missing that keeps change from happening.


This visual from Sylvia Duckworth makes it easy for us to interpret and evaluate the change process that is referred to at the bottom of this post. These images visualize the reactions people have during the change process. If the leadership team and others working on transforming their system, they can monitor and consider what needs to be done to get a derailed changed strategy back on track.

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Personalised learning the new way forward for Australian students

Personalised learning the new way forward for Australian students | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

Australian school children can be at the leading edge of learning if schools embrace new technologies to offer a more individual education experience, new research reveals.

 

The author of the report, Personalised Learning, by Ms. Susi Steigler-Peters of Telstra Enterprise and Government concludes that after some 30 in-depth interviews with senior administrators, that “Students are looking for a robust learning ecosystem that is ‘learner centric’, taking into account the needs, interests, and learning style of the student and leveraging technology in a meaningful and engaging way.”

 

“While there were wide-ranging views and opinions offered on the future of education, a common thread running through our interviews was a universal “call for change”. As often repeated, the industrial age model of education has outlived its purpose. For those who must now complete in a new global knowledge economy, the current educational model is not meeting the needs of today’s students. The question is in what ways do we change this century-old model? Our respondents were clear. It starts with the learner and their changing expectations.”

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What does Learning Look Like?

What does Learning Look Like? | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

"A while ago, I created this poster A Tale of Two Classrooms.  It wasn't meant as a statement of Classroom B is best.  It wasn't even meant as a statement of Classroom A is awful.  It was meant as a representation of Classroom A and B."

Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Krissy Venosdale revised her Classroom A and Classroom B poster recently to represent "What does Learning Look Like". Some of these Classroom B descriptors indicate a learner-centered environment. What are some other descriptions that you would include?

 

Here are some of Krissy's thoughts behind Learning:

 

"Learning is a journey.  Our kids change. The world changes.  We change as teachers.  This morning, I made a revised version of Classroom A versus Classroom B.  As someone pointed out, it’s not a black and white issue. There is so much grey and so much individual choice.  I’m not saying A or B is better for everyone. I’m saying you’ve gotta think and really understand what you want learning to look like in your classroom."

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Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:15 PM

Krissy Venosdale revised her Classroom A and Classroom B poster recently to represent "What does Learning Look Like". Some of these Classroom B descriptors indicate a learner-centered environment. What are some other descriptions that you would include?

 

Here are some of Krissy's thoughts behind Learning:

 

"Learning is a journey.  Our kids change. The world changes.  We change as teachers.  This morning, I made a revised version of Classroom A versus Classroom B.  As someone pointed out, it’s not a black and white issue. There is so much grey and so much individual choice.  I’m not saying A or B is better for everyone. I’m saying you’ve gotta think and really understand what you want learning to look like in your classroom."

Shirley Pepper's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:21 PM

A clear visual

Pilar Castro's curator insight, May 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Es fundamental movernos de un enfoque centrado en la enseñanaza a un enfoque centrado en el aprendizaje.