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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