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ERIC Number: EJ922268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2072-7925
The Kunskapsskolan ("the Knowledge School"): A Personalised Approach to Education
Eiken, Odd
CELE Exchange, Article 1 Mar 2011
Kunskapsskolan is a chain of independent secondary schools which functions as a comprehensive platform for personalised education, known as the Kunskapsskolan programme (KED). What is special about this programme is that students set their own objectives, work independently and are assessed against their personal academic goals. Kunskapsskolan is a unique programme in that every step and element of learning is defined--from teachers' roles to IT and architecture--in order to facilitate personalised learning. This programme is operated in Kunskapsskolan's 33 secondary and upper secondary schools in Sweden and in 2 secondary schools in United Kingdom. The first US school will open this year in New York. KED schools personalise students' education through a combination of goal setting, weekly coaching, personalised scheduling and timing and a unique curriculum maintained on the web-based Learning Portal. Students study according to different lesson formats, ranging from lectures and workshops to seminars and laboratories, depending on tasks and needs. Parents, students and teachers/coaches meet at the start of every term to decide on each student's individual educational plan and long-term goal. Students then have weekly meetings with their coach to discuss their goals, schedule, and whether they have met the goals set in previous meetings. Over time, students develop personal responsibility for, and ownership of, what they learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States