In Wales, individual learning planning is seen as key to developing successful outcomes for all learners. The Qualifications Review in Wales creates learning area programmes, a framework of subject and skills development qualifications for all post 16 learners. At the heart of the review is the development of individual learning planning, supporting learners to learn what they specifically need at a pace which enables them to make optimal progress. At its best, this develops personalised learning approaches, where learners develop the skills to become independent learners.
This development of the curriculum is underpinned by the need for learners in Wales to develop a wider skills set than traditional curriculum models. These skills include literacy, numeracy and digital literacy, and also employability and citizenship skills, plus the skills to be an effective learner.
This is a new approach to teaching and learning, with teachers enabled to ensure that learning outcomes, feedback and success criteria are all skills rather than content focussed. Underpinning this is the development of our learners’ metacognition and action planning skills, helping our learners to reflect and self-assess their progress and action plan their next steps for learning. In Wales, personal tutors, who are teachers and learning coaches, are responsible for the pastoral care of learners at College. These staff are vital to the development of successful personalised learning.
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