Challenges faced by educators implementing programs that promote personalized learning




Patterson, Christopher

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This project is designed as an investigation into the challenges that educators have faced when starting programs which promote personalized learning and that take place primarily outside of the traditional classroom. The two locally developed programs that are the focus of this project, Outdoor Adventures 11 and Stream to Sea 11, provide students with the opportunity to explore areas of personal interest and receive graduation credits in both academic and elective courses. The teachers each experienced similar challenges in the implementation of their respective programs. Both were burdened with unmanageable administrative duties which were exacerbated by the need to access funding from outside the public school system. In the final chapter of this M Ed project are three key recommendations for teachers and administrators looking to successfully implement programs of a similar nature.



personalized learning, curriculum change, funding, implementation