Relationships and Roles
The green elements refer to the new relationships between and roles of both educators and learners that will evolve as personalization grows. Traditionally, a teacher’s job has been to know the standards and curriculum, decide on the pace, prepare lessons and teach these to the students in his or her classroom. The student’s job was to learn the material in the way it was presented by the teacher.
In a personalized learning environment, there is a fundamental shift to this relationship. Learner and teacher are repositioned and their relationship becomes interdependent. They now work together to ensure the standards are met and curriculum is learned.