20
Oct 16

From differentiation to personalised learning: a means to an end?

What is the difference between differentiation and personalised learning? These two concepts have existed for decades in education and have been tried and tested. To most educators, differentiation means adapting some aspect of instruction or assessment to be more effective in teaching and learning for diverse groups of students with diverse learning needs, in the … Continue reading From differentiation to personalised learning: a means to an end?

26
Sep 16

Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

Claremont College is a thriving co-educational primary school, renowned across Sydney as a school that achieves excellence in all aspects of its operation. Claremont College is an inclusive school where students with a wide range of abilities and special needs are catered for through a fully integrated approach to learning within a co-teaching model. Claremont … Continue reading Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

22
Sep 16

Interactive learning at Criterion’s Education conferences

With events on topics including STEM Education, the Digital Technologies Curriculum, School Learning Space Design and Learning Differentiation, we strive to practice what we preach when it comes to cutting edge developments in the education sector. As schools move away from book-focused, desk-orientated learning, we design our conferences to reflect the latest advances in teaching … Continue reading Interactive learning at Criterion’s Education conferences

13
Sep 16

Ease your way to learning differentiation through tech

Australian school principals suggest that teaching and learning with technology affords educators opportunities to shift from teacher centred to student centred learning (Moyle, 2006). Technologies are seen to be able to provide learners with a wide range of learning experience beyond those offered in traditional classrooms (BECA, 2003). In today’s globalised world, schools are catering to … Continue reading Ease your way to learning differentiation through tech

08
Sep 16

Explainer: what is differentiation and why is it poorly understood?

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Linda J. Graham, Queensland University of Technology and Kathy Cologon Differentiation is a long word that sounds complicated but it just means teachers plan for the children who are actually in their class, instead of designing lessons for their idea of the “average” child. It is the means by which schools fulfil their legal obligations … Continue reading Explainer: what is differentiation and why is it poorly understood?

26
Aug 16

Learning Differentiation: How does it fit?

Finding the best way to meet the individual learning needs of each student is one of the great challenges faced by each teacher in the classroom. The early industrial revolutionary model of getting everyone to the same point by the end of their Schooling is no longer relevant. Many measures of successful achievement that surround … Continue reading Learning Differentiation: How does it fit?

19
Aug 16

Wooranna Park Primary School: A paradigm shift in education

“Wooranna Park is an institution that we not only idolise but also hope to emulate in our efforts at revolutionising education in India.” – Parmeet Shah, Marathon Group. “… two educators I admire told me about a public elementary school that I simply must visit. One of these colleagues, a big thinker in school reform, … Continue reading Wooranna Park Primary School: A paradigm shift in education