Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students investigate a range of methods used to individualise learning. The methods include: the needs of learners; diverse ability cohorts; the differentiated curriculum; Universal Design principles; student autonomy, use of technology; benchmarks and accountability; structuring for differentiation; projects; Individualised Learning Plans; and the innovative use of space. Students also choose a module for further application or in-depth study from either: (1) Individualised Learning Plans or (2) Strategic planning for differentiation.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Research and critically analyse current educational practice based on personalised learning principles
02. Evaluate a range of models of differentiation through a comparative analysis to justify an approach
03. Apply individualised learning principles to design a personalised learning approach for a specific school/cohort/student

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Twelve 5.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 32
Two 6.00 h workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
The Intensive will be delivered face -to-face 9-10th July at the city campus


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature review (2,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

PMI Models of differentiation (1,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2

Case Study ( 2,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3