In “Personalized Learning: What or Who?” Jillian Darwish asks if learning can be personalized based on strengths.
“Might we need a different type of personalization to create intrinsic and sustained engagement? What if we combined personalizing the “what” of learning with keen insight as to “who” the individuals are that are learning — not just their preferences and interests for doing work but their unique way of being in the world? What if, in other words, we paid attention to their unique character strengths?
What we are coming to know from research around the world is that by expanding our focus to consider the unique character strengths that define an individual we can deliver tremendous impact in terms of student engagement, performance and even well being.”
Visit the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) blog to learn more and discover three simple commitments needed to get started. Making a commitment to see the individual, unique strengths of students and to encourage them to do the same for themselves and others, can radically change a learning culture to one that is highly positive, expanding potential for learning, relating and performance.