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Meaningful writing instruction: Using functional grammar to personalise learning in low SES early childhood classrooms in Tasmania

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Thomas, DP, Meaningful writing instruction: Using functional grammar to personalise learning in low SES early childhood classrooms in Tasmania, Programme of the 2017 AATE and ALEA National Conference, 6-9 July 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 3. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

Personalised learning is a form of instruction that tailors teaching to individual student needs. It has been described as a route to a more socially inclusive education system that engages learners as they view learning experiences as meaningfully aligned with short and long-term learning needs. While international evidence suggests personalised learning can transform good schools into great schools, it is often confused with differentiation and individuation. Despite some conceptual fuzziness, researchers typically agree that personalised approaches promote student-centred teaching, stage-based groupings, student autonomy around learning goals and activities, flexible use of learning spaces, team-teaching, team-planning, and making student reasoning visible. This paper presents a case study using a design-based research approach to personalise learning about narrative and persuasive writing in two early childhood classrooms in a low SES school in Tasmania. The discussion will focus on the effectiveness of professional learning, writing instruction, and student learning in this personalised context

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Personalised learning, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Early Childhood Education, Writing instruction
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Pedagogy
Author:Thomas, DP (Dr Damon Thomas)
ID Code:119854
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP150100558)
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-07
Last Modified:2017-10-06
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