Foster a class environment that supports cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and physical differences. Discover the range of pedagogical methods available to teachers. Create individualised plans for children with diverse abilities and special learning needs.
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This subject provides an in-depth examination of the learning characteristics and curriculum differentiation for children with diverse abilities including learning disabilities, emotional and behaviour disorders, intellectual disabilities, attention disorders, sensory impairments, chronic health concerns, speech and language disorders and high ability. Skill is developed in individualizing, modifying and adapting the curriculum according to the different ability levels of children.
Differentiating the curriculum occurs by changing:
the content of learning,
the processes of teaching and learning and
the methods of assessing the products of learning.
With respect to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, this subject focuses most specifically on Standard 1 (know your students and how they learn) and Standard 3 (Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning).
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