The Own My Learning Framework provides guidance for educators on how to move from a traditional environment to a personalized, mastery-based, or customized environment. The framework has three purposes:

  • give direction on what tasks are needed to make the transition. Often we assume we all share the same interpretation of what “personalized” or “mastery-based” mean; the OML Framework helps create common understanding. The breadth of the work can be overwhelming, so the framework makes the work doable by providing guidance to tackle one piece at a time.
  • provide underlying meta-analysis research (Hattie Visible Learning) that supports the various elements of the transition.
  • divide the elements into groupings that support the three ingredients of intrinsic motivation as identified by Self Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan).

Your assignment is to express your understanding of all three areas.

  1. Pick two of the four areas (agency, choice, feedback, challenge) of teacher planning. With each of these areas, choose two or more of the tasks you believe are the most important for making the transition to mastery-based learning.
    a) Explain why you chose these tasks. How would you approach implementing these tasks?
    b) Connect the intended learner results to each of your tasks. How will your teacher planning tasks help learners achieve their intended results? How can you know learners have achieved the intended results?
  2. Of the areas you chose, examine five of the Hattie influences (teacher planning or learner results). How does the research connect to the tasks? Are there elements of the research that are unclear or vague? Are there any effect sizes that surprise you?
  3. In what specific ways can the implemented tasks you chose help enhance motivation? How do your tasks specifically connect with SDT’s ingredients of motivation?

Four to Six pages – label it AsgmtOMLFramework and be sure to include your name in the name of the file (e.g. AsgmtOMLFramework – Lennie Symes)