Differentiated Learning

catering for the individual needs of students

 

 

Students are individuals who learn at different rates and in different ways. These individual differences may influence how students respond to instruction and how they demonstrate what they know, understand and can do.

 

Differentiation is a targeted process that involves forward planning, programming and instruction.

 

It involves the use of teaching, learning and assessment strategies that are fair and flexible, provide an appropriate level of challenge, and engage students in learning in meaningful ways.

 

Differentiated programming recognises an interrelationship between teaching, learning and assessment that informs future teaching and learning.

 

Differentiated programming:

  • provides teaching, learning and assessment for learning experiences that cater for the diversity of learners so that all students can learn effectively
  • provides alternative methods and choices for students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills
  • considers a variety of resources and stimulus materials, including IT, to enhance student options and pathways through learning
  • includes a range of activities and resources appropriate for students with different learning needs and levels of achievement
  • promotes flexible learning experiences and encourages students to work at their own pace to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills
  • monitors student learning over time using evidence of student achievement to guide future teaching and learning opportunities
  • considers how individualised feedback to students can help identify student strengths and areas for improvement.

 

Our Learning Support and Enrichment staff work closely with classroom teachers.Extension and enrichment activities are offered within the classroom, in focus groups and through external events and competitions.

 

Students in regular classes who experience difficulties in areas of learning and behavior are supported through Learning and Support resources. Students also benefit from involvement in a wide variety of extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities, including debating, public speaking, sports, performing arts and other areas of interest.

 

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