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Personalised learning: lessons to be learnt

Prain, Vaughan, Cox, Peter, Deed, Craig, Dorman, Jeffery, Edwards, Debra, Farrelly, Cathleen, Keeffe, Mary, Lovejoy, Valerie, Mow, Lucy, Sellings, Peter, Waldrip, Bruce and Yager, Zali 2013, Personalised learning: lessons to be learnt, British educational research journal, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 654-676, doi: 10.1080/01411926.2012.669747.

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Title Personalised learning: lessons to be learnt
Author(s) Prain, VaughanORCID iD for Prain, Vaughan orcid.org/0000-0001-5832-4727
Cox, Peter
Deed, Craig
Dorman, Jeffery
Edwards, Debra
Farrelly, Cathleen
Keeffe, Mary
Lovejoy, Valerie
Mow, Lucy
Sellings, Peter
Waldrip, Bruce
Yager, Zali
Journal name British educational research journal
Volume number 39
Issue number 4
Start page 654
End page 676
Total pages 23
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2013-08
ISSN 0141-1926
1469-3518
Summary Personalised learning is now broadly endorsed as a key strategy to improve student curricular engagement and academic attainment, but there is also strong critique of this construct. We review claims made for this approach, as well as concerns about its conceptual coherence and effects on different learner cohorts. Drawing on literature around differentiation of the curriculum, self-regulated learning, and ‘relational agency’ we propose a framework for conceptualising and enacting this construct. We then report on an attempt to introduce personalised learning as one strategy, among several, to improve student academic performance and wellbeing in four low SES regional secondary schools in Australia. We report on a survey of 2407 students’ perceptions of the extent to which their school provided a personalised learning environment, and a case study of a programme within one school that aimed to apply a personalised approach to the mathematics curriculum. We found that while there were ongoing challenges in this approach, there was also evidence of success in the mathematics case.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/01411926.2012.669747
Field of Research 130106 Secondary Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2012, British Educational Research Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089842

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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