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28 December 2005

Towards a learner-centred education system

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The British educational thinktank NESTA Futurelab argues that the logic of education systems should be reversed so that the system conforms to the learner, rather than the learner to the system. This is, according to them, the essence of personalisation, which demands a system capable of offering bespoke support for each individual in order to foster engaged and independent learners able to reach their full potential.

Two recent documents are available for download:

Vision document (pdf, 776 kb, 20 pages)
What new sites, spaces, tools and approaches are needed to support a learner-centred education system? And what role might digital technologies play in supporting these changes? While our classrooms have changed little in the last 100 years, our approach to teaching and learning has moved on and is set to evolve further with the introduction of a more personalised model. Are we taking the pportunity provided by the Building Schools for the Future programme to design radically new learning spaces that support the changing needs of learners, teachers and communities?

Personalisation and Digital Technologies (pdf, 1.3 mb, 31 pages)
The ‘Personalisation and Digital Technologies’ report moves the personalisation debate forward by focusing specifically on the potential of digital technologies in four key areas: enabling learners to make informed educational choices; diversifying and acknowledging different forms of skills and knowledge; creating diverse learning environments; and developing learner-focused forms of assessment and feedback.

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