Personalising Learning: An Overview

  • Mellita Jones
  • Karen McLean


Personalising learning is an approach to teaching and learning that is only just emerging in educational research. This recent emergence in research follows a fairly rapid increase of personalising learning in the education policy discourses of a number of countries around the world. This international focus on personalising learning as an educational concept in the compulsory years of schooling provides an opening in the field of education research to examine arguments for and against its inclusion in a twenty-first-century approach to education, and subsequently, what place, if any, it should have in teacher education. In beginning this discussion, this chapter examines in particular what is meant by personalising learning, and how it is defined by different educational organisations. The differnet notions of personalising, personalised and individualised learning are also considered as is the ways in which personalizing learning is characterised in different countries. These ideas, along with the educational theories underpinning the approach, are presented to consider an argument for personalising learning in teacher education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mellita Jones
    • 1
  • Karen McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia

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