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ERIC Number: ED558120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Personal Competencies/Personalized Learning: Reflection on Instruction. A Peer-to-Peer Learning and Observation Tool
Twyman, Janet; Redding, Sam
Council of Chief State School Officers
This publication and its companion, "Personal Competencies/Personalized Learning: Lesson Plan Reflection Guide," were created in response to a request for further development of the practical application of personalized learning concepts by teachers. Personalized learning varies the time, place, and pace of learning for each student, and involves the student as a partner in their own education. Personal competencies underlie all learning. The four main competency areas are the following: (1) Cognitive Competency; (2) Metacognitive Competency; (3) Motivational Competency; and (4) Social/Emotional Competency. Personal competencies appear integral to learning, as they are acquired through learning and applied in the learning process. Personalized learning often amplifies the importance of personal competencies. As students are given greater choice and control over learning, their more prominent role in the entire learning process only magnifies the importance of personal competencies, and how educators may enhance and support them. This document features a peer-to-peer observation tool designed to help teachers support and learn from one another in the course of personalized learning, enhance personal competencies for all students, and use technology to support instruction. Using the tool enhances the ability to review and reflect on the lesson with accuracy and specificity--with a focus on student benefits across both instructional goals and personal competencies. Sustained use should strengthen educators' ability to engage in honest, supportive, and deep reflection, with the goal of continued improvements in teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Sandler Foundation
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers