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Meeting the Learning Needs of All Children
Personalised Learning in the Primary School

ISBN 9780415394277
Published June 13, 2006 by Routledge
96 Pages

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Book Description

Personalized learning involves helping each child to reach his or her full potential - intellectually, personally and socially. To achieve this, teachers need to match learning opportunities to the learning styles and experiences of the children, taking into account individual differences in culture, language, background, ability and interests.

For many teachers, individual learning has always been at the heart of what they do in the classroom. In this book, experienced teacher and author, Joan Dean, unpicks the concept of personalized learning and shows teachers how to apply it to planning, teaching and assessing learning. The book is accessibly written and gets right to the nitty-gritty of what personalized learning looks like in the classroom. It covers:

  • a whole-school approach to personalized learning
  • getting to know the children
  • working with boys and girls
  • providing for children with special educational needs
  • providing for very able children
  • providing for children from other cultures
  • providing for bilingual children
  • providing for children from different social backgrounds
  • working with assistants and volunteers.

Table of Contents

1. What is Personalized Learning?  2. A Whole-School Approach to Personalized Learning  3. Getting to Know the Children  4. Learning and Teaching  5. Working with Boys and Girls  6. Providing for Children with Special Educational Needs  7. Providing for Very Able Children  8. Children from Other Cultures  9. Children from Different Social Backgrounds  10. Personal, Social and Health Education  11. Working with Assistants and Volunteer  12. Working with Parents  13. Staff Development  14. Evaluation  15. Conclusion

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Joan Dean has been a teacher and headteacher with experience in primary, secondary, further and higher education. She has also worked as a teacher trainer, primary schools adviser, chief inspector and school governor and has lectured widely in the UK and abroad. She was awarded an OBE in 1980 for services to education.