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Teachers Kit

  1. 1. The teachers kit for personalized learning <br />drMaria Zajac <br />Pedagogical University Krakow, Poland<br />
  2. 2. PROJECT GOAL<br />TO ELABORATE THE TOOLS THAT WOULD HELP THE TEACHERS AND LEARNERS APPLY PERSONALIZED APPROACH TO LEARNING<br />
  3. 3. Assumption 1:<br />TECHNOLOGY IS ONLY THE TOOL NOT THE WAY<br />dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Kraków, Poland <br />
  4. 4. Assumption 2:<br />TO ENABLE PERSONALIZED LEARNING BOTH THE TEACHERS AND THE LEARNERS themselves SHOULD KNOW the learning styles they use<br />dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Kraków, Poland <br />
  5. 5. front<br />back<br />the tasks and activities that students do for learning are adjusted to their individual learning styles<br />tasks are grouped in sets of the flash cards<br />each card contains one activity corresponding with a particular learning style<br />there are several tasks for every style<br />there are separate sets of cards for different school subjects and school levels<br />FLASH CARD<br />Supported<br />learning<br />style<br />Description of the task<br />General concept<br />dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Kraków, Poland <br />
  6. 6. Some examples<br />front<br />back<br />back<br />back<br />Create a mental map<br />Write an action plan<br />Logical<br />Draw a chart<br />Write a scenario<br />Work on wiki<br />Complite a Webquest<br />Social<br />dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Kraków, Poland <br />
  7. 7. Tools to be used<br />For recognizing the learning styles<br />Learning styles inventory:<br />Preferred: KSTIW (in Polish)<br />based on Memletics LSI <br /> (in English)<br />(http://www.learning-styles-online.com/inventory/)<br />It recognizes 7 LS, based on H.Gardner Multiple Intelligence Theory<br />dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Kraków, Poland <br />
  8. 8. For designing and carrying out activities<br />Powered by: tagxedo.com<br />dr Maria Zajac, Pedagogical University Kraków, Poland <br />
  9. 9. Sample LSI results<br />dr Maria Zajac, Pedagogical University Kraków, Poland <br />
  10. 10. How to use it<br />1. The teacher should diagnose the learning styles his/her students use<br />online<br />2.<br />in the classroom<br />A set of flash cards is available in the web and the teacher assigns (allows to choose) the tasks to the learners<br />The teacher has a box of the printed cards and distributes them among his/her students according to their preferred LS<br />3. The tasks should be accomplished individually or in the groups<br />4. The tasks have comparable assessment value<br />5. The tasks are (if possible) based on web 2.0 tools<br />dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Kraków, Poland <br />
  11. 11. Pros and cons<br />+<br />–<br />Teacher has to be aware of different LS his/her students use <br />Necessity to design different activities/tasks for the same topics/skills/competences<br />Necessity to asses different tasks for the same topic<br />More complicated marking and grading<br />Great amount of work at the beginning is needed<br />Students activities are (better) adjusted to their individual LS<br />Learning process is more efficient<br />Cards could be reused and interchanged<br />Assessment is less boring<br />It is some sort of challenge<br />dr Maria Zajac, Pedagogical University Kraków, Poland <br />
  12. 12. Things to be done – pilot phase<br />Organize a workshop for teachers who want to participate in the experiment and establish a group of the volunteers (October 2011)<br />Diagnose the learning styles of the students (using the KSTIW questionnaire - offline version) <br />Prepare the sets of flash cards for chosen school subjects (winter sem. 2011/2012)<br />Use those cards in the classes (summer sem. 2011/2012)<br />Collect observations, analyze them and introduce necessary changes/improvements<br />Implement the online version of KSTIW questionnaire<br />Additionally – consider verifying the influence of personalized tasks on students’ learning styles<br />dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Kraków, Poland <br />
  13. 13. Further plans<br /><ul><li>Involve more schools and more subjects
  14. 14. Compare the results of using flash cards in the classroom and in online classes
  15. 15. Apply for a national grant that would allow to popularize the idea as an innovative solution among the teachers
  16. 16. Organize a series of workshops for teachers
  17. 17. Establish a web advisory centre for teachers
  18. 18. International collaboration (?)</li></ul>dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Kraków, Poland <br />
  19. 19. Research questions<br />Is there any difference in the results of teaching and learning by the use of individualised approach?<br />Are the Web 2.0 technologies a significant help for personalization of learning?<br />What is the teachers’ attitude towards personalized learning?<br />dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Kraków, Poland <br />
  20. 20. About the author<br />Lecturer & researcherat:<br />Computer Science Department<br />PedagogicalUniversity, Krakow, Poland<br />mzajac@up.krakow.pl<br />Instructional designer at: <br />Centre for Development of Distance and Continuing Education<br />Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland<br />maria.zajac@sgh.waw.pl<br />Skype: maria_zajac<br />

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