Yes, I've had several attempts at defining the functionalities that make learning personal. I really think that the e-Portfolio is that pinacle of personal ownership of learning and a potential summary of all aspects of formal, informal and experiential learning.
However, it was not until this week, I feel embarrassed to admit, that I came across a most powerful document, published in 2004:
A new script for public services
Charles Leadbeater March 2004
Published by Demos (100pp)
Second, personalisation could also mean giving users more say in navigating their way through services once they have got access to them. Thus in the health service, ministers talk about ‘patient pathways’ through the system, and in secondary education, children will be given more choice over the pace and style at which they learn.
I have taken the liberty (after checking copyright details) of extracting just four pages of selected notes with an adequate margin to add your own reflective comments:
I found this to be a most salutory document, considering it is now almost five years old!