Personalized Learning Rocks
Personalized learning is all the buzz right now, and I'm certain that before it really takes off, lots of people will mess it up. The key to this movement in education is learner agency. It is all about the learner taking responsibility for his or her learning. In order to do this, the learner must know him/herself and how he or she learns best. To be successful, learners and teachers are going to have to trade control. Learners need to have a much larger role in controlling what, when, and how they learn. Teacher-centered classrooms are not nearly as effective and impactful as learner-centered classrooms.
Be sure to check out Personalize Learning, a site created by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey.
Central to personalized learning is learner agency, but what exactly is learner agency? According to Chris Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools in West Vancouver, British Columbia says, “Learner agencey is characterized by a pedagogy that builds on the passions of learners and also has real world relevance. We are seeing numerous examples of this in our…Read More
Personalize Learning, LLC is owned by co-founders Kathleen McClaskey and Barbara Bray. These women are creating a lot of buzz around personalized learning, and I’m am so glad to have connected with Kathleen for this show. I am a huge proponent of personalized learning, and I have been one since long before there was a…Read More
Laura Henderson, Founder Founded: 2014 Personalized learning is taking education by storm. Personalized learning advocates strive to provide learning opportunities where learners know and understand how they learn best. Offering flexible learning environments is said to increase student engagement and student agency. Students are intrinsically motivated and teachers design learning opportunities using Universal Design for…Read More