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Validation of a model of personalised learning


Waldrip, BG and Yu, J and Prain, V, Validation of a model of personalised learning, Learning Environments Research, 19, (2) pp. 169-180. ISSN 1387-1579 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10984-016-9204-y


This article focuses on a Personalised Learning model which has 19 scales that were used to evaluate regional studentsí perceptions of their readiness to learn, assessment processes, engagement, extent to which their learning is personalised and their associations with academic efficacy, academic achievement and student well-being. The data came from an average of 2700 students during each year of a 3-year study in six schools in provincial Victoria. A previously reported instrument was developed to measure studentsí and teachersí perceptions of the above factors affecting the implementation of Personalised Learning Plans (PLPs). It employed the latest scales to assess a range of PLP indicator variables, with all scales modified for use in an Australian context and with the total number of items kept to a minimum. Only scales that were more sensitive to PLPs were used in order to minimise the length of the instrument. There were three outcome variables: academic efficacy, academic achievement and student well-being. The emergent model demonstrates that addressing personalisation of learning and well-being depends on a combination of factors rather than "just getting one factor right". This implies that there is a need for a coherent and collaborative approach for addressing the needs of students of low socioeconomic status.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:academic efficacy, learning environment, personalised learning, model, structural equation modelling, well being
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Secondary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Waldrip, BG (Professor Bruce Waldrip)
UTAS Author:Yu, J (Dr JJ Yu)
ID Code:109400
Year Published:2016
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP100200179)
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-06-14
Last Modified:2017-06-06

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