Personalising Learning

Underwood, Jean; Baguely, Thomas; Banyard, Philip; Dillon, Gayle; Farrington-Flint, Lee; Hayes, Mary; Hick, Peter; LeGeyt, Gabrielle; Murphy, Jamie; Selwood, Ian and Wright, Madeline (2009). Personalising Learning. BECTA.

URL: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110130...

Abstract

This report presents the findings of the Personalising Learning project, which was commissioned by Becta.

The core aim of the project is to develop a robust model of the effective use of digital technologies for the personalising of learning. Personalising learning in this context involves the tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum and learning support to meet the needs and aspirations of individual learners irrespective of ability, culture or social status in order to nurture the unique talents of every pupil.

Section 2 of this report outlines the background and aims of this research project.

Section 3 traces the development of the model and the accompanying learning equation. The key concept encapsulated in this model is that of overlapping action spaces, school, teaching, personal and living spaces, in which learning occurs. These spaces are populated by the key educational stakeholders: learners, their teachers, their family and peers. In each of these spaces a range of digital technologies is available to support the learner.

Section 4 is a validation of the model using evidence from field research.

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