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ERIC Number: EJ1131611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1833-4105
Lessons from Alison: A Narrative Study of Differentiation in Classroom Teaching
Geelan, David; Christie, Pam; Mills, Martin; Keddie, Amanda; Renshaw, Peter; Monk, Sue
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, v10 n1 p13-23 2015
Teaching is challenging in part because, although school structures are to some extent modelled on industrial approaches in which the "raw materials" are assumed to be very similar, human beings are endlessly diverse. Understanding the many differences amongst students, and treating these differences as teaching resources rather than deficits, is a powerful approach. This paper draws on teacher interviews and classroom observations collected during a two-year study of two regional Queensland schools to explore issues of "recognition", "distribution" and social justice. It uses narrative vignettes from a single classroom to provide an occasion for reflection on the part of the reader on how schooling can better meet the needs of students, and outlines six pedagogical practices for effective classroom teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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