Dealing with different levels of readiness in the classroom
What staff need(s) will the workshop meet?
I feel that whilst many students cope well with the level of work required, others find the same tasks much more challenging. I’d like some ideas about how I can adapt my teaching to make sure these students achieve.
I've noticed that some of my students are very capable and would benefit from more challenge. How can I achieve this in a way that is still aligned to the learning outcomes and doesn’t just mean they do more of the same work?
I’m aware that tasks need to be differentiated but it seems like a lot of work to produce different tasks or resources. How can I differentiate without creating a lot more work for myself?
Through this you will...
- explore what is meant by differentiation and how taking this approach can help you manage academically diverse student populations.
- consider teaching methods by their capacity to differentiate and focus on activities you can use with students in your sessions to cater for different needs when covering the same topic.
- leave with some initial plans for incorporating differentiation into your teaching.
Who would benefit from this workshop
All teaching staff.
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Upcoming workshop sessions
- Date: 20th January 2021
- Location TBA
- Cost Free
This workshop develops skills for designing and planning differentiated activities which cater for different ability levels.
Through the workshop you will explore skills and methods for helping all students learn well, whatever their level of readiness.
Through discussion of possible differentiation strategies you will explore how choice of approach might support student engagement and motivation in your subject.
Differentiating teaching demonstrates and promotes respect for individual learners and their differing needs.
This workshop explores strategies for increasing student engagement in active learning through developing approaches appropriate to their level of readiness.
Supporting HEA fellowship
|D1 - Associate Fellow of the HEA||Staff with at least 1 year teaching/support experience. Typically these are staff who do some teaching/student support but not as the main element of their role, such as
|D2 - Fellow of the HEA||
Staff for whom teaching or learning support is a significant element of their role such as staff with experience as
|D3 - Senior Fellow of the HEA||
Experienced HE teaching staff able to demonstrate sustained impact & influence on the L&T practice of others over a number of years, through