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The next 'big idea'

All the Scottish Executive's education policies are now driven by the agenda of personalised learning, the Education Minister said last week.

Delivering the annual Stow Lecture at Strathclyde University's Jordanhill campus, Peter Peacock acknowledged that people still had to be convinced that personal learning plans (PLPs) were not a threat or a bureaucratic imposition. "What I want to see is an organic approach, working with those who have shown that PLPs can work and sharing it widely with those who are sceptical," he said.

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