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The Paradox of Personalized Learning

There is a great paradox that lies at the center of personalized learning. Understanding it can help us see why, by and large, personalized learning is not transforming education in the ways we thought it would. We oftentimes believe that the more we individualize, the more personalized a child's education will be. In reality, when we find harmony in the tension that exists between standardization and individualization, we cannot only maximize learning that's personal, but rehumanize education.

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  1. Define personalized learning.
  2. Identifying common myths about personalized learning.
  3. Explain ways learning becomes personal by focusing on the collective, not just the individual.



Paul France, 3rd Grade Teacher, The Latin School of Chicago

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