How to organise personalized education in the Netherlands

Personalised Learning in Group Environments

How to organise personalized education in the Netherlands

In order to introduce personalized learning, it is necessary to identify organisational changes such as: say “goodbye” to the traditional class; use ICT to facilitate the organization of personalised learning; teachers have to offer as wide a range of didactic styles as possible; the efficiency of students’ learning benefit from sensible choices; farewell to constant monitoring; the teacher’s roles as a subjects specific instructor and work supervisor; implementing teacher-student discussion about the student’s personal plan; free up a lot of time for supervised working; give students the possibility to work and learn according to their own preferences.
In order to make the necessary changes for organising personalised education, one has to realise that education is an asymmetrical process in that the teacher knows what is to be learned, but the learner not yet.
As a result, the teachers’ way of thinking will be also changed as they will be able to recognize that they cannot control the learning process on a daily basis, Therefore, the responsibility for learning will be transferred to its rightful owner, the learner.