A Look at Personalising Learning: The New Zealand Context
A 21st century education system must be responsive and flexible to ensure every young person can achieve their potential and be set up for lifelong learning. Personalised learning provides a useful framework to connect the many good things we do now in education in New Zealand while preparing our young people for their future. In the New Zealand context, personalising learning succeeds when students know what they know, how they know it, and what they need to learn next. The principles of the framework are that: Children and young people understand and know how to take control of their own learning; Parents and family/whanau are partners in their children’s learning; Teachers have high expectations of every student, know how they learn and how to adjust their teaching to meet individual students’ learning needs. This presentation exemplifies one school’s story through the eyes of the teachers and the students as they critically reflect on their practice and their learning in terms of personalising learning.
Keywords: English, Learning, New Zealand
School Adviser, School Support Services, University of Waikato
Principal, David Street Primary School