5 K-12 trends to watch in 2016

Erin McIntyre, Education Dive, Jan 01, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

What caught my eye in this item was the push toward personalized learning plans in Vermont with the Flexible Pathways Initiative. "'The intention is to put students at the center of the construction of their own learning experience, which evidence indicates will result in greater relevance and engagement, and therefore better outcomes,' Tom Alderman, of the Vermont Education Agency, told Education Dive in a recent interview." Right now it's wait-and-see time, but I expect a strong pushback from the anti-individuated instruction movement (i.e., the same people who argue against learning styles).

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