Is individualized instruction the secret to assisting underachieving pupils to succeed? Personalized learning places students in control of their own learning, in contrast to the conventional teaching and learning model. One instructor for many students is the main structure of traditional teaching and learning.
The majority of parents will have previously encountered the difficulties associated with the conventional model. Is it possible for every student to learn at the same rate as the rest of their classmates in a large class? No, is the response. Every kid learns differently and at their own pace; a classroom setting where pupils are expected to understand an idea or concept at the same time as their peers can be challenging for students who are not learning at the same rate. A student who is generally bright may struggle in the traditional classroom if they fail to grasp a subject. This may lead to a difficult-to-break cycle of subpar academic performance and low self-esteem.
Individualized Instruction Benefits All Students
Personalized learning programs put an emphasis on each student’s uniqueness by doing away with the one-size-fits-all method. The personal approach enables students to take charge of their learning, with their needs, talents, and interests determining the pace and intensity of their education, as opposed to guiding a group of students through the same activity.
Personalized or tailored curricula for students are generally guided by three primary factors:
Customization: Using their own learning requirements, personalized learning programs assist pupils in achieving a certain objective, whether it be reading a Shakespearean novel or finishing a unit on fractions. Customization enables both the student and the teacher to work in accordance with the student’s needs, regardless of whether the student is a visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, or another type of learner.
Pacing: For many students, it can be very difficult when the teacher introduces a new concept before they have had a chance to thoroughly understand the previous one. Pacing enables pupils to focus on an idea for as little or as long as they need to before moving on. Pacing also prevents pupils from getting bored or frustrated with their education.
Setting goals: Through personalized learning, students can establish their own learning objectives. Students work toward their own particular objectives, whether they be to pass the next test or to receive the highest grade in the class. Students are more likely to remain motivated to complete their tasks when their interests and learning preferences are taken into consideration.
Start with an evaluation
The first step in all personal learning is to determine each student’s specific learning requirements. At DCC every tailored program starts with a thorough evaluation to identify the unique learning requirements of each student. The assessment reveals the specifics of a student’s learning style, enabling educational specialists to create a curriculum that is tailored to meet that student’s needs.
DCC’s success with students of all ages depends on its ability to provide customised programmes. Students’ effort increases, they try much harder, and they start to sense success once they know they have the skills required to finish a task. The goal of DCC is to help students of all ages experience those “a-ha!” moments necessary to ignite a lifetime passion for learning.