The Teaching Approach Of ' One Size Fits All ' Does Not Benefit The Majority Of Students

820 Words Aug 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
The teaching approach of ‘one size fits all’ does not benefit the majority of students. Every student has a unique background, experience and learning style. To ensure that all students receive the best educational outcome, classrooms need to be inclusive and lesson plans adjusted with differentiation for diverse learners. Teachers need to ensure they adhere to their ethical and legal responsibilities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).

An inclusive classroom caters for a variety of student’s preferred learning styles, including visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. Visual learners learn best by writing, pictures, graphics and power points (Fleming, 2001). Their learning is considered in this lesson, through writing during brainstorming, incorporating power points and examples displayed on the board. Auditory learners learn through listening and interacting in small group discussions, questioning and explanations (Fleming, 2001). Auditory learners are catered for through: class and small group discussions, teacher questioning and explaining new concepts orally. Kinaesthetic learners learn by demonstrations, touching resources and practicing skills in a real life context (Fleming, 2001). This lesson relates the concept of budgeting to a party planning context, demonstrating examples and modification of the summative assessment worksheet. Planning and implementation of content and teaching strategies are required to ensure every students’ learning…

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