Differentiated Instruction for Teaching Literacy will be the topic for discussion when the Barbados Association of Reading (BAR) holds its next meeting on Saturday, November 3, at the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, Pine Hill, St. Michael.
It starts at 6:00 p.m. and will be facilitated by Education Officer with responsibility for Special Needs, Janice Gibbs.
Differentiated instruction is a concept that emphasises learning for all students, irrespective of their capability. It is characterised by proactive planning and such planning must be for each student – the high achiever, those who are mid stream and the student who is considered average.
Individual differences of students in a classroom are considered as the teacher seeks to meet the needs of all. Apart from the intellectual ability, it also looks at pupil interests and readiness.