Differentiation Between Students And Learning Opportunities

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Differentiation
According to Tomlinson, 1999 “this model provides a framework for responding to differences in students’ current and developing levels of readiness, their learning profiles, and their interests, to optimize the match between students and learning opportunities” (Tomlinson & Jarvis, 2009, p. 599). It takes into account student differences in “designing opportunities for each student to engage with information and ideas” (Tomlinson & Jarvis, 2009, p. 599)

Criterion 1: Respect for individuals with diverse abilities, strengths, and goals (FULLY MET)
“Differentiation provides a framework for responding to differences in students’ current and developing levels of readiness, their learning profiles and their interests, to optimize the match between students and learning opportunities” (Tomlinson and Jarvis, 2009, p. 599). Research has supported that adjusting content, environments, processes and final products addresses students’ differences. By incorporating differentiation in the classroom and school, students’ needs are addressed more fully and opportunities to excel are given.
Criterion 2: Provide for identification of out-of-school learning opportunities that match students abilities and interests (FULLY MET)
A student might have an advanced knowledge of a subject that the teacher might “differentiate by helping a student develop a plan for an advanced independent project, perhaps consulting a professional within a specific field to develop appropriate…
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