Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
6: Valuing Diversity in Learners
Before You Watch
To begin this workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge and experience and then read current research on working with diverse learners.
Reflect on Your ExperienceConsider the instructional strategies that you have used to meet the needs of different kinds of learners, then answer the following questions. You may want to save your answers in order to reflect on them again at the end of the session.
Examine the ResearchRead the articles listed below, then answer the following questions.
Articles"Understanding Learner-Centered Instruction From the Perspective of Multiple Intelligences" (PDF, 998 K)
This article describes an action research study that identified, documented, and promoted real-world application of the multiple intelligences theory in foreign language and second language classrooms.
Haley, Marjorie Hall. "Understanding Learner-Centered Instruction From the Perspective of Multiple Intelligences." Foreign Language Annals 34, no. 4 (July/August 2001): 355-367.
"Multiple Realities of the Classroom"
Part 1 (PDF, 654 K) | Part 2 (PDF, 637 K) | Part 3 (PDF, 476 K)
This article describes some of the challenges presented by the different kinds of learners that make up today's foreign language classrooms and addresses what can be done to accommodate these learners.
Barr-Harrison, Pat, and Cathy P. Daugherty. "Multiple Realities of the Classroom." In Agents of Change in a Changing Age, edited by Robert M. Terry, 79-105. Northeast Conference Reports. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co., 2000.
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