Bespoke Learning

“Bespoke is a British English word meaning an item made to a buyer’s specification (personalized or tailored). While it is applied to many items, including computer software and luxury cars, the term historically was applied only to men’s tailored clothing, footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting.

The distinguishing points of bespoke tailoring are the buyer’s total control over the fabric used, the features and fit, and the way the garment should be made. More generally, “bespoke” describes a high degree of “customization”, and involvement of the end-user, in the production of the goods.”

I may, I may not, be the first person in the world to put the two words ‘bespoke’ and ‘learning’ together, but what I do know is that I LIKE IT!

The idea that learning is tailored to the individual and that the learner has total control over its’ features is ‘right up my street’. I like the idea that learning has a high degree of customisation and user involvement. If you like: learning that fits! It’s not: one size fits all…

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