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Seeking references to papers about personalised learning

Matt Bury
Re: Seeking references to papers about personalised learning
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Thanks for sharing Tim. I think it's an excellent piece. I particularly like comparing antisocial deconstructivism to botulism; useful when minimally and judiciously applied but toxic in larger quantities smile

Here's an article by Alfie Kohn on his view of personalised learning, what it actually turns out to be, and what it means for learners:

Four Reasons to Worry About “Personalized Learning”

By Alfie Kohn

Tocqueville’s observations about the curious version of democracy that Americans were cultivating in the 1830s have served as a touchstone for social scientists ever since. One sociologist writes about the continued relevance of what Tocqueville noticed way back then, particularly the odd fact that we cherish our commitment to individualism yet experience a “relentless pressure to conform.” Each of us can do what he likes as long as he ends up fundamentally similar to everyone else: You’re “free to expand as a standardized individual.” (read more... )

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