DIC / Differentiated Instruction Course/
Learning is enhanced when students feel positive during the process. The teacher who wants to apply differentiated instruction in their lessons has to bear in mind three key factors: preparation – interest – student profile.
It is vital for the teacher to possess both the essential teaching skills and the capability of selecting activities which enable collaboration, communication and experiential learning, so that students can develop their own interest and curiosity in the subject being taught. The teacher must also understand how to approach their students based on their personal interests, personality and learning styles. With this knowledge, the teacher can then adapt their teaching accordingly.
In accepting the fact that every student learns differently, we support the teacher with differentiated worksheets and a variety of materials and topics, enabling each student to find something of interest.
Three highly distinguished linguists who have applied differentiated instruction and presented theories on its application are Gardner, with his theory of multiple intelligences, Sternberg, who formulated the theory of ‘Creative – Practical – Analytical’ intelligences and Bloom, who devised a taxonomy of six levels: Evaluation, Composition, Analysis, Application, Understanding and Knowledge.
The αriston project’s e-learning DIC seminars draw on elements of these scientific theories and all modules are based on proven pedagogy.
How will I benefit from completing the course?
I will get to know my students better.
I will clearly define my goals.
I will be able to implement a variety of teaching strategies.
I will develop a range of evaluation methods.
I will try to incorporate my students’ interests into my lessons.
5 online sessions:
- The multi-sensory approach and education of the future
- Steps and tools to implement the multi-sensory approach
- Strategies and tools for evaluation. Educational portfolios
- The development of new educational products – Research and feedback
- Differentiated teaching in practice – Methodology
Notes / Support material