Is Individualised Learning Realistic? - #ASKPRACEANYTHING feat. HOD
Education reviews such as the Gonsky report, call for the advancement of individualised student learning or ‘tailored learning’. For a beginning teacher, this term can sound daunting.
In this #ASKPRACEANYTHING snapshot, a current HOD and senior leader shares his views on individualised student learning. To hear his views, watch the video or listen to the podcast below:
There are new movements within the education sector to give students more ownership over their learning.
Opinions are divided over what model it should take. Practicality is of utmost importance.
At times, labelling students as having particular ‘learning styles’ can pigeonhole their potential abilities. Learning is not set in stone and is very dynamic and fluid.
Put effort into creating your own learning profiles of your students. Have an understanding of how they learn best.
Having individual lesson plans for every student could be impractical. However, you should ensure your activities cater to different styles and abilities.
Do not feel pressure to know the complicated inner workings of your students from day one. You will build that knowledge over time.