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By Tim O'Brien

A textbook on differentiation that considers the variety of scholars that lecturers need to train, by way of skills, studying types, social history, cultural variety, detailed wishes and so on. The authors improve an easy, operable version to aid academics accommodate the desires of all scholars and to coach them successfully. They finish with case reports of lecture room applications—ideal to be used on in-service education.

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In fact, they had never really found time to talk to each other about their jobs, let alone observe each other in the process of teaching. 30 Differentiation in Teaching and Learning One was a tall, strong, athletic woman, bronzed by the sun for most of the year. Even in winter months she insisted on cycling to school wearing a running vest and shorts. Her physical prowess was important in how she viewed herself. She regularly organized school skiing trips and adventure holidays. She had a pastoral management role that meant she had overall responsibility for 300 learners aged twelve and thirteen.

From a psychoanalytic viewpoint this analogy is fundamental to understanding the nature of teaching and learning. The teacher is providing the nourishment for the learner - learning. This is so Beliefs and Stereotypes 27 fundamental that it has become part of our professional language. Much of the language of teaching and learning contains feeding, eating and nourishment imagery. Consider these phrases used by teachers: • • • • • • • • He is not very good at taking in new information and knowledge.

Consider these phrases used by teachers: • • • • • • • • He is not very good at taking in new information and knowledge. She needs a lot of time to digest new material. This topic is very sensitive and some will find it hard to swallow. He bit off more than he could chew when he tried to do that task on his own. She is not as clever as people think - all she can do is regurgitate information. He has problems because he is not receiving the correct curriculum diet. She hungers for new learning. That will give them food for thought for the future.

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