Tag Archives: Personalized Learning
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Journal publication: My PhD research (summary)

An article of mine: ‘Your story, your life, your learning: Autobiography reveals basis for supporting personalized, holistic pedagogy’ is now published in the (peer-reviewed) Journal of Contemplative and Holistic Education (Vol. 2, no. 1). Basically, the article summarizes my recent PhD research and links my findings – that learning is more subjective or personal than […]

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I’ve got my A-Eye on you …

A year ago the world of education was disrupted by the introduction of a new technology akin to Columbus docking the Santa Maria in Barcelona after his discovering the ‘New World’ in 1493. I’m referring of course to the release of (advanced) AI, which was soon followed by the convening of education authorities to discuss […]

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My PhD defence – Aug. 22nd!

It’s happening – I’m now scheduled to defend my PhD research dissertation on Tuesday August 22nd, starting at 9 am (PST). Yay! It’s taken a lot of work to get here and I endured some epic challenges along the way: major health injury and surgery, Covid pandemic, other personal-family issues, and still I completed it! […]

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Revisiting the Brilliant Insights of John Holt

In crafting a literature review for my PhD dissertation on the subject of learning, certain researchers and authors jumped out at me. I was fascinated to know about Frederick Winslow Taylor and his theory of ‘scientific management’ that girded the automation of modern education. ‘Taylorism’, as it was known, forged the way for standardized curricula, […]

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Covid-19 & Personalized Learning

Below is an excerpt from a book chapter I’ve submitted for ‘Implementing Transformative Student-Centred Pedagogies’ (slated for pub later this year). While the writing is focused on post-secondary education, the guidance is equally applicable to K-12 and Adult Ed. – mm Covid-19 & Personalized Learning: Beginning in spring 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted higher education […]

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‘Learning Your Way’ Pro-D course now available

ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m leading a 4-part Pro-D certificate course for Educators, Caregivers, Counsellors and others, through the Trasnformative Learning Foundation, starting next Thursday Sept. 17th. See more details here: Learning Your Way Pro-D course with Michael Maser “The brain develops throughout life, following a trajectory that is broadly consistent for humans but it is also individualized […]

Make mine a double: Neuroplasticity & Neurodiversity

We live in a remarkably exciting time, when leading scientific research has verified the existence of Neuroplasticity, identified as a natural potential for our neurological or mental lives to change over time, and lifelong.  This is a breakthrough because until recently it was believed that our neurology – our brains – were ‘hard-wired’ by the […]