Increasingly, contemporary classrooms are characterised by multiple forms of diversity among learners. Effective teachers are responsive to this diversity as they facilitate inclusive learning environments and enable all students to access quality curriculum in a variety of ways. In this topic, students will engage with key principles underlying differentiation for diverse learners and examine inclusive practices across a range of contexts. Students will synthesise and build upon their understanding of individual and group differences in learning and development, and environments that support learning, as they critically examine the rationale for differentiating curriculum. They will consider the teacher's role in assisting individuals with special educational needs to engage with curriculum and they will further develop their skills in the design of curriculum and assessment to support learning for all students.
This topic aims to help students: