The General Teaching Council for Scotland (2021) highlights differentiation as an approach to effective planning to meet learners’ needs (Standard 3.1.1).
Have you ever wondered, ‘How can I teach a diverse range of learners within my class in Numeracy and Maths?’ Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Over the last four decades, differentiation has been highlighted as a major challenge for teachers at all stages in their careers.
Like inclusion, differentiation is based on a set of beliefs that all children can succeed. Internationally and nationally, differentiation has become more common in practice as a response from educators to meet the diverse needs within classrooms. In differentiating, teachers adopt an inclusive philosophy and aim to support all children to learn by implementing a range of teaching and learning approaches.
This short course will explore the potential advantages and disadvantages of a range of differentiation models. It will support reflection and decision-making with regards to how we may differentiate to meet the needs of the children in our classrooms.
More information on this course can be found here.