the provision of learning activities that are appropriately matched to the pupil's age, abilities and learning needs, to ensure that they consolidate and build upon their prior attainment. All pupils are challenged to improve.
Differentiated education or services means that process of instruction which is capable of being integrated into the school program, and is adaptable to varying levels of individual learning response in the education of the gifted and talented, and includes but is not limited to: * A differentiated curriculum embodying a high level of cognitive and affective concepts and processes beyond those normally provided in the regular curriculum of the local educational agency. * Instructional strategies which accommodate the unique learning styles of the gifted and talented; and * Flexible administrative arrangements for instruction both in and out of school, such as special classes, seminars, resource rooms, independent study, student internships, mentorships, research field trips, library media research centers and other appropriate arrangements. (1976 U.S. Office of Education in Academically Gifted Programs)
differentiation typically refers to a developmental process when a skill becomes more sophisticated and broken into subsets. For example, a child may first learn the skill of walking, which can later become more sophisticated and break into skipping, running, jumping, and more. The child has not reached a new level of walking (if you will), but rather differentiated one skill into multiple subsets.
An organized, yet flexible way of proactively adjusting teaching and learning to meet students where they are and help them to achieve maximum growth as learners.
Differentiation takes account of a range of factors that might affect individuals' learning. Depending on levels of confidence and previous experience, knowledge and skill, pupils in a class might be set different tasks, they might receive different levels of support, or the teacher might have different expectations of their work.
accommodating curriculum and/or instruction to match the academic level or need of the learner.
The organisation of teaching programmes and methods specifically to suit the age, ability and aptitudes of individual children.
Teaching according to the age, ability and aptitude of individual children.
Differentiation is the adjustment of the teaching methods and/or resources according to the learning needs of the pupils. It can be aimed at the Â groups within the class or individuals. See also personalised learning.
the process of developing teaching and learning styles and materials related to the different levels of pupil understanding and ability.
Adapting the pace, level, or kind of curriculum to meet each student's individual learning needs, styles, or interests. Enrichment Experiences and activities scheduled that are above and beyond the basic curriculum offered in the classroom or the school. The emphasis is on breadth of knowledge as opposed to worrying about speed or level.
Differentiation refers to special teaching arrangements so that the special educational needs of pupils can be met.
Instructional practice of tailoring a curriculum to diverse learners based on student readiness, interest, and learning styles. ( learn more)