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Layng, Joe; Redding, Sam – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2016
This field report is the seventh in a series produced by the Center on Innovations in Learning's League of Innovators. The series describes, discusses, and analyzes policies and practices that enable personalization in education. This report introduces sessions from the "Conversations with Innovators" event held at Temple University,…
Descriptors: Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, Measurement Techniques, Academic Standards
Redding, Sam; Twyman, Janet; Murphy, Marilyn – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2016
The promise of personalized learning excites many educators, and schools are wondering how best to introduce it and how they know when they have achieved it. Rather than thinking of personalized learning as an "it" (i.e., a program that is either present or not), we might think of it as an approach to teaching and learning that has many…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Organizational Culture
Redding, Sam – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2015
This issue in the "Connect" series is a field report that discusses how a student's personal competencies--cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, and social/emotional--propel learning and other forms of goal attainment. These personal competencies are personal to the individual in their shape, size, and effect, but they are enhanced by…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Competence, Guidelines, Metacognition
Redding, Sam – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2014
Personal competencies--cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, and social/emotional--are applied by students in learning (mastery of knowledge and skills). These competencies are both acquired through learning and applied in the learning process. Personalized learning--a promising approach to education made practical by advances in…
Descriptors: Competence, Mastery Learning, Individualized Instruction, Learner Controlled Instruction
Redding, Sam – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2014
A chief purpose of schooling is for students to master the knowledge and skills contained in the curriculum. Schools, however, can also intentionally build personal competencies that are necessary for students' success in school, the purposeful navigation of life's challenges, and the pursuit of personal interests and ambitions. A personal…
Descriptors: Competence, Capacity Building, Mastery Learning, Prior Learning
Redding, Sam – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2014
Parents seek for their children "something other" than what they usually expect them to acquire through the regular school program, and they turn to extracurricular activities and out-of-school experiences to find it. Teachers know that each student brings to a learning task a "something other"--certain attributes that affect…
Descriptors: Competence, Skill Development, Mastery Learning, Metacognition
Redding, Sam – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2013
The standard definition of "personalized learning" stresses instruction that is varied in pace, method, objectives, and content for each student and tailored to the student's interests and preferences. Technology is seen as a means to efficiently manage this level of differentiation, access a cornucopia of learning opportunities and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Classroom Environment