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Adapting to Learner Needs - Chapter Summary
This chapter is designed to widen your perspective on the diversity of learner needs. Lessons explore research, strategies and psychological considerations that can help you understand and address the different educational needs of students. Using the practice quizzes accompanying every lesson, you'll be able to confirm your comprehension of each topic before continuing to the next. By the end of the chapter, you can expect to have improved your knowledge of:
- Using the theory, research and methodology of culturally responsive teaching
- Teaching students who have sensory challenges
- Adapting teaching methods for students with delays in cognitiion and social functioning
- Instructing gifted students using the theory of Renzulli's triad
1. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies
A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.
2. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges
In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.
3. Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners
When growing up, keeping pace with your classmates can be difficult, but for some it's much harder than others. In this lesson we will explore cognitive and social developmental milestones in terms of the developmental delays that affect school-age children.
4. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad
In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.
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Other chapters within the Education 104: Differentiated Instruction course
- Basics of Differentiated Instruction
- Creating Differentiated Instruction Plans
- Student Profiles & Differentiated Instruction
- Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom
- Techniques for Differentiating Instruction
- Using Assessments with Differentiated Instruction
- Student Motivation & Differentiated Instruction
- Using Technology as an Instructional Tool
- Studying for Education 104