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Question: Is there any research into the effectiveness of what teachers call 'differentiated' teaching? Does any of it suggest an optimal approach to teaching method?
differentiation, Individual differences
Asked by arvwd to Lorna, Kathryn, Kathrin, Joe, Jacob, Iroise, Emma, Courtenay, Camilla on 27 Apr 2015.
answered on 27 Apr 2015:
It seems there is not much research on differentiated teaching/instruction per se but about components of it, this is discussed for example in this article:
It seems there are also issues regarding the assumptions teacher make to decide which child would fit in which category, as discussed here:
This paper from 2006 reviews the literature on differentiated teaching
Similarly, this more recent paper from 2011 also reviews the literature
I am not an expert on this, but I hope these references will be useful to you!
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