<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/boswellsam/personal-learning-framework” title=”Personal learning framework” target=”_blank”>Personal learning framework</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/boswellsam” target=”_blank”>Sam Boswell</a></strong> </div>
I have been following Twitter discussions regarding “personalised” learning with some unease; advocates render the process mechanistic – a dress-fitting, perhaps, or a dental appointment. Sounds like the learner’s curiously remote from this transaction. In the interests of facilitating differentiation along with empowering students to make choices, and direct their own learning, I played a while with this framework courtesy of Matthew Bebbington whose teaching fame hales from Wilmslow High School in the UK.
What has been modified? First, I eliminated learning journey from the mix since it doesn’t suit our Aussie secondary context; primary settings are more likely to map students’ progress using this terminology and – to be honest – it has the dull horseshoe thunk of an outlived metaphor. I’ve done some tweaking with thinking skills, too, since we apply Habits of Mind and promote development of a growth mindset as championed by Carol Dweck.
My modified version has been emailed to our Gifted & Talented team who will no doubt review specific learning area requirements, and add tweaks of their own.
Like Matt, I’m more than happy to share.
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