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Reclaiming Personalized Learning

Reclaiming Personalized Learning
A Pedagogy for Restoring Equity and Humanity in Our Classrooms

Second Edition

A Joint Publication with Learning Forward

March 2022 | 232 pages | Corwin

Put the person back in personalization with a touch of humanity.

It’s a paradox: technology to individualize curriculum has made classrooms less personal. Let’s instead trust educators to make learning personal by supporting student agency, self-awareness, and the intimate personal connections found in authentic learning experiences.

In the second edition of this groundbreaking book—newly streamlined, and updated with insights from the pandemic—Paul France presents a vision of humanized personalization that rejects the corporate mindset and instead holds equity and inclusion at its center. France leverages over a decade of experience as a National Board Certified Teacher, education consultant, and education technology developer, sharing the following:

  • Practical guidance on designing inclusive learning environments for diverse groups
  • Sustainable applications for humanized personalization in curriculum design, assessment, and instruction
  • Real-life stories from the author’s experience on both sides of the personalization debate
  • A multitude of classroom tools, adaptable to a variety of instructional contexts

Nobody understands the need for humanizing education better than teachers. While educators across the country have learned that inundating students with personalized learning technologies is not the way to go, many don’t know how to personalize learning without them. The time to humanize personalized learning and our classrooms is now—and this book will give you a place to start.

Section One: Foundations
Chapter 1: Personalization Myths
Chapter 2: Teaching in Three Dimensions
Section Two: Pedagogy
Chapter 3 Centering Humanity Through Learner Agency
Chapter 4: Curriculum and Assessment as a Flexible Frame
Chapter 5: Humanizing Teaching to Personalize Learning
Section Three: Equity
Chapter 6: A Sense of Belonging
Chapter 7: Justice

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