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  • 1. The teachers kit for personalized learning
    drMaria Zajac
    Pedagogical University Krakow, Poland

2. PROJECT GOAL
TO ELABORATE THE TOOLS THAT WOULD HELP THE TEACHERS AND LEARNERS APPLY PERSONALIZED APPROACH TO LEARNING
3. Assumption 1:
TECHNOLOGY IS ONLY THE TOOL NOT THE WAY
dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Krakw, Poland
4. Assumption 2:
TO ENABLE PERSONALIZED LEARNING BOTH THE TEACHERS AND THE LEARNERS themselves SHOULD KNOW the learning styles they use
dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Krakw, Poland
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the tasks and activities that students do for learning are adjusted to their individual learning styles
tasks are grouped in sets of the flash cards
each card contains one activity corresponding with a particular learning style
there are several tasks for every style
there are separate sets of cards for different school subjects and school levels
FLASHCARD
Supported
learning
style
Description of the task
General concept
dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Krakw, Poland
6. Some examples
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Create a mental map
Write an action plan
Logical
Draw a chart
Write a scenario
Work on wiki
Complite a Webquest
Social
dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Krakw, Poland
7. Tools to be used
For recognizing the learning styles
Learning styles inventory:
Preferred: KSTIW (in Polish)
based on Memletics LSI
(in English)
(http://www.learning-styles-online.com/inventory/)
It recognizes 7 LS, based on H.Gardner Multiple Intelligence Theory
dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Krakw, Poland
8. For designing and carrying out activities
Powered by: tagxedo.com
dr Maria Zajac, Pedagogical University Krakw, Poland
9. Sample LSI results
dr Maria Zajac, Pedagogical University Krakw, Poland
10. How to use it
1. The teacher should diagnose the learning styles his/her students use
online
2.
in the classroom
A set of flash cards is available in the web and the teacher assigns (allows to choose) the tasks to the learners
The teacher has a box of the printed cards and distributes them among his/her students according to their preferred LS
3. The tasks should be accomplished individually or in the groups
4. The tasks have comparable assessment value
5. The tasks are (if possible) based on web 2.0 tools
dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Krakw, Poland
11. Pros and cons
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Teacher has to be aware of different LS his/her students use
Necessity to design different activities/tasks for the same topics/skills/competences
Necessity to asses different tasks for the same topic
More complicated marking and grading
Great amount of work at the beginning is needed
Students activities are (better) adjusted to their individual LS
Learning process is more efficient
Cards could be reused and interchanged
Assessment is less boring
It is some sort of challenge
dr Maria Zajac, Pedagogical University Krakw, Poland
12. Things to be done pilot phase
Organize a workshop for teachers who want to participate in the experimentand establish a group of the volunteers (October 2011)
Diagnose the learning styles of the students (using the KSTIW questionnaire - offline version)
Prepare the sets of flash cards for chosen school subjects (winter sem. 2011/2012)
Use those cards in the classes (summer sem. 2011/2012)
Collect observations, analyze them and introduce necessary changes/improvements
Implement the online version of KSTIW questionnaire
Additionally consider verifying the influence of personalized tasks on students learning styles
dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Krakw, Poland
13. Further plans

  • Involve more schools and more subjects

14. Compare the results of using flash cards in the classroom and in online classes 15. Apply for a national grant that would allow to popularize the idea as an innovative solution among the teachers 16. Organize a series of workshops for teachers 17. Establish a web advisory centre for teachers 18. International collaboration (?)dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Krakw, Poland
19. Research questions
Is there any difference in the results of teaching and learning by the use of individualised approach?
Are the Web 2.0 technologies a significant help for personalization of learning?
What is the teachers attitude towards personalized learning?
dr Maria Zajac, PedagogicalUniversity Krakw, Poland
20. About the author
Lecturer & researcherat:
Computer Science Department
PedagogicalUniversity, Krakow, Poland
mzajac@up.krakow.pl
Instructional designer at:
Centre for Development of Distance and Continuing Education
Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
maria.zajac@sgh.waw.pl
Skype: maria_zajac