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MyEducation - Personalised education for the future

Problem
With standardisation batching children in a factory-like format, it can be difficult to precisely track each individual’s attainment that goes through school. In a system that measures assessment against expectation a lot of children are unconfident, feel lost, and lack self-worth in a process that may not be in tune to their own interests and ability.
Insight
“More than 2,200 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 were surveyed by the Prince’s Trust charity. Nearly half (45 per cent) said that they did not believe in themselves when they were at school. And 48 per cent said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.
Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone about their problems. Largely, this was because they did not want other people to know that they were struggling. And more than half (58 per cent) did not think that asking for help would solve the problem.
The survey is the eighth such study conducted by the Prince’s Trust. This year, young people’s levels of happiness and confidence were at their lowest level since the first survey was commissioned.”
Solution
A personalised digital learning companion, that aims to visualise the journey of a child’s education at a glance during key stages 1–4, in order to celebrate their strengths and to encourage, empower and motivate.
Audience
Primarily aimed at children aged 5–16 (key stages 1–4), but teachers and parents also have their own UI in order to set/see feedback and monitor their child’s growth at a glance.

Below is an example of how tasks can run alongside curriculum for each subject. These aren't marked by percentage as to not measure child against expectation. Consequently, this lets the child more freely, leaving them more accomplished and determined.
Teachers and parents can also view their child's progression. Teachers have a live view to keep up to date, whereas parents have a one week update so they don't become overbearing.
A feedback system enables students to get better feedback as they go, rather than at select points in the academic year. The companion also aims to guide students through their academic careers through looking at where their strengths lie and providing suggestions on those.
Upon leaving year 11, students are given a poster showing their overall journey. It doesn't show individual subjects as it's about recognising that whilst every student has their strengths and weaknesses but it's these roots that make you who you are.

Project Tags

  • Education
  • personalisation
  • growth
  • nature
  • UX
  • future
  • D&AD
  • school
  • children

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