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Should Personalization Be the Future of Learning?
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Benjamin Riley and Alex Hernandez square off Print NO PDF Share As technology has continued to permeate the classroom, the concept of personalized learning has gained traction among educators and policymakers. In this forum, our authors take a step back to ask a critical question: What are the risks?
What do students stand to gain? Can personalized learning accomplish what we might hope? Benjamin Riley, founder of Deans for Impact, makes the case for an abundance of caution, while Alex Hernandez, a partner at Charter School Growth Fund, supports continued efforts to get personalization right.
Although some might view this as evidence of merit, I suspect that the personalization concept has become an empty vessel into which one may pour any number of competing theories or policies. There are a number of assumptions and hypotheses nested in these definitions, but I want to focus on two: The problem with the path argument is that it runs afoul of our current understanding of cognition.
Put simply, knowledge is cumulative. What a child is capable of learning depends on what she already knows. When a child encounters new information, if she lacks the preexisting knowledge to put the information in context, she will quickly become frustrated.
So to the extent that personalization seeks to devolve responsibility for acquiring new knowledge to students, it mistakenly assumes that many or most students are properly equipped to make sense of new information.
A large body of research shows that not all learners prefer or profit from controlling these tasks and that forcing control on them can be counterproductive. Many learners lack the capacity to appraise the demands of a task and their own learning needs.
In other words, learners often regulate their learning poorly, exerting control in a misguided or counterproductive fashion and thus fail to achieve the desired result. Students need to be guided down the path of their learning.
Teachers should remain central to the activity of imparting knowledge to students. The pace argument also contradicts a key insight from cognitive science: In fact, our brains are largely oriented to avoid thinking.
Thinking is hard and often not fun, at least at first. As a result, we will naturally gravitate away from learning activities that we find hard and unpleasant.
But the challenge for people who support personalization is to demonstrate that children will use technology to engage in difficult activities when they have other options that are less challenging yet more immediately enjoyable. Many kids, and particularly those at risk, will choose a relatively slow velocity of learning again, because thinking is hard.
The only way to prevent this slow downward spiral for these students is to push them harder and faster. But they need to be pushed, which means we should not cede to them control of the pace of their learning.
If factory model implies the dry recitation of facts to students, no, I am not.
Effective instruction requires understanding the varying cognitive abilities of students and finding ways to impart knowledge in light of that variation. Whatever the learning environment, the teacher should be responsible for the core delivery of instruction. Am I against technology in schools?
There are many ways in which technology can improve education, as schools and educators are demonstrating worldwide. And the ubiquitous use of technology will make our schools rich with almost real-time data on student learning that can be quickly analyzed and acted upon in beneficial ways, provided appropriate privacy safeguards are in place.
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