Problems with Personalized Learning

Dan Meyer, dy/dan, Mar 17, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Dan Meyer takes a swipe at this article (behind a paywall, for no good reason) in Educational Leadership on “personalized learning” and in passing also raises questions about potential conflicts of interest on the authors' parts (there's an interesting exchange with the publisher in the comments). "This isn’t good instruction," writes Meyer. "It isn’t even good direct instruction. When someone is explaining something to you and you don’t understand them, you don’t ask that person to 'repeat exactly what you just said only slower.'" On a related note: they could use the volume switch to have them repeat it louder as well! See also this MathiaX review (source of the image above).

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