CEO makes the case against personalized learning

May 31, 2016

The concept of personalized learning is one that has a lot of support in the education sector, writes Annie Murphy Paul, but some argue that this widespread approval “actually rests on several assumptions unsupported by evidence.” Deans for Impact CEO Benjamin Riley claims that advocates of personalized learning are mistaken in their belief that students are properly equipped to effectively choose what they learn. “The most compelling classrooms are ones in which learning goals are shared, and knowledge is fostered through social interactions,” Riley explains, adding that personalizing the learning process can rob students of the chance to be confronted by “constructive controversies,” or to leave their comfort zone by sharing learning objectives with others. EdSurge