Book News: August 24th, 2005

This report from the Department for Education and Skills and the National College for School Leadership sets out a challenge to policy makers and practitioners to contribute to the goal of offering every student personalised learning. It argues that the frontline of learning is not the classroom, but the bedroom and the living room, because the education system’s biggest untapped resource is the children themselves. The biggest gains in terms of learning productivity will come from mobilising as yet under-utilised resources available to the education system: children, parents, families and communities. The ultimate goal of personalised learning is to encourage children to see themselves as co-investors with the state in their own education. The report sets out how this transformation can be achieved.The report is available at: http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/eOrderingDownload/STC%5B1%5D.pdf