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  • Personalising Learning

    Matthew HorneStrategy Unit

  • Personalising learning an overviewWhat do we mean?Why personalise learning?The personalisation debateRefining the conceptRefining the practiceWhat does this mean for policy?What does this mean for technology?

  • Personalised learning is a contested term

    CurriculumWorkforce DevelopmentSchool OrganisationStudent VoiceMentoring Learning to learnAssessment for Learning New technologiesAdvice and guidance(SST/SHA )Assessment for learningEffective teaching and learningCurriculum entitlement and choiceSchool organisationPartnerships beyond the school(DfES)

    Learning how to learnImproving the effectiveness of pupil group work Consulting student about teaching an learningHome school knowledge exchangeInteractive education (TLRP)

  • A working definitionpersonalisation is about putting citizens at the heart of public services. It is about raising standards by shaping provision around individual citizens and enabling them to have a say in the design and improvement of the organisations that serve them. In education this can be understood as personalised learning the drive to tailor education to individual need, interest and aptitude so as to fulfil every young persons potential. 3

  • Personalised learning is notA new initiative or policyAn extra burden on schools/colleges Going to require special fundingLearning on your ownDevaluing collective outcomesTeachers producing lesson plans for each child

  • Where has personalised learning come from?Government

    Our strategy for continuous improvement through giving power to people involves greater choice, greater voice and more personalised services.Prime Minister

    We see greater personalisation and choice as being at the heart of better public services and higher standardsservicesDfES

    Private Sector

    The Support Economy (Zuboff & Maxmin) Markets of One (Gilmore & Pine)The Customer Centric Enterprise (Tseng & Piller)

    Learning theory

    How people learn (Bransford et al)Inclusive learning (Tomlinson et al)About learning (Hargreaves et al)

  • Personalising learning an overviewWhat do we mean?Why personalise learning?The personalisation debateRefining the conceptRefining the practiceWhat does this mean for policy?What does this mean for technology?

  • Why personalise learning now? Source: OECD (2001) Knowledge and Skills for LifeIn comparison with other industrialised countries, Britain currently has high excellence, but low equity 5

  • Personalising learning an overviewWhat do we mean?Why personalise learning?The personalisation debateRefining the conceptRefining the practiceWhat does this mean for policy?What does this mean for technology?

  • The DfES started a debate about personalised learningPublications about personalisation 2004 2005:Personalised Learning: building a new relationship with schools, DfESA National Conversation about Personalised Learning, DfESChoice and Voice in Personalised learning, DfES5 Year Strategy for Children and learners, Putting people at the heart of public services, DfESPersonalisation and the Learning and Skills Sector, DfES LLDEducation and ICT: the potential for personalisation, DfESLearning about Personalisation, DfES Innovation Unit/NCSL/DEMOSPersonalised Learning, TLRPPersonalised Learning, FORUMPersonalising Learning with ICT, BECTAPersonalisation and Digital Technologies, Provocation Papers, BECTA/nestafuturelab/Toshiba/DEMOSPersonalised Learning, NCSLLeading Personalised Learning in Schools, NCSLPersonalising Learning: next steps in working laterally, SST & SHAPersonalising learning: student voice and assessment for learning, SST & SHARed Paper 01 HEALTH: Co-creating services, Design CouncilPersonalised Learning - an emperors outfit? IPPRPersonalisation through participation, DEMOSAbout Learning, DEMOS

  • But there are weaknessesIs not tangible, specific and concrete

    Risks meaning all things to all people

    Will look and feel different in different schools/colleges and for different children

    Does not engage children, young people or parents

    Focuses on schooling rather than learning

    Does not engage effectively with the wider childrens agenda

  • Personalising learning an overviewWhat do we mean?Why personalise learning?The personalisation debateRefining the conceptRefining the practiceWhat does this mean for policy?What does this mean for technology?

  • Empowering learners/parents Asking learners/parents to take more responsibility and controlImproving the quality and responsiveness of schools/collegesLearners/parents are both empowered consumers, and responsible and self-managing users engaging with high quality responsive schools/collegesWe have tried to describe the tangible and relevant experiences that all learners/parents should expect from schools and colleges

  • Empowering learners/parents Asking learners/parents to take more responsibility and controlImproving the quality and responsiveness of schools/colleges

  • Empowering learners/parents Asking learners/parents to take more responsibility and controlImproving the quality and responsiveness of schools/colleges

  • Empowering learners/parents Asking learners/parents to take more responsibility and controlImproving the quality and responsiveness of schools/colleges

  • Personalising learning an overviewWhat do we mean?Why personalise learning?The personalisation debateRefining the conceptRefining the practiceWhat does this mean for policy?What does this mean for technology?

  • Empowering learners/parents Asking learners/parents to take more responsibility and controlImproving the quality and responsiveness of schools/colleges

  • Empowering learners/parents Asking learners/parents to take more responsibility and controlImproving the quality and responsiveness of schools/colleges

  • Empowering learners/parents Asking learners/parents to take more responsibility and controlImproving the quality and responsiveness of schools/colleges

  • Personalising learning an overviewWhat do we mean?Why personalise learning?The personalisation debateRefining the conceptRefining the practiceWhat does this mean for policy?What does this mean for technology?

  • What does this mean for policy?DfES policies designed to improve the quality and responsiveness schools/colleges are strong

    (b) empower learners/parents are weak

    (c) ask learners/parents to take more responsibility and control reveal gaps

  • What does this mean for technology

    Empowering learners/parents Asking learners/parents to take more responsibility and controlImproving the quality and responsiveness of schools/colleges

  • What does this mean for the childrens agenda?Improve the quality and responsiveness of Childcare & Early YearsConnexions & Youth ServiceChildrens Primary Health CareChildrens Social Services

    Empowering users of Childcare & Early Years

    Ask children/parents to take more responsibility and control of theirLearningHealthSafetyEconomic well beingContribution to their community