Childrenâ s Care, Learning and Development NVQ Level 3 Unit 309 Plan and implement curriculum frameworks for

early education K3D326 The importance and implications of a differentiated approach to the provi sion of learning experiences for children Differentiation is the right of each child to learn in a way specifically tailor ed to their individual learning needs. The process of differentiation, consequently, is the adjustment of activities to meet the differing learning needs of the children, and it involves every practi tioner having sufficient appropriate knowledge of the children, the ability to p lan and deliver suitable activities effectively, so as to help all children indi vidually to maximise their learning, whatever their individual situation, eg Eng lish as a Second Language, Physical Disability, Visual Impairment, Emotional and behavioral issues, cultural diversity ,Gifted and talented and Special Educatio nal Needs,

Also taking into account the child's age and stage of development, prior learnin g, personal interests and â learning styleâ â auditory, visual or kinaesthetic - , ada ting worksheets or practical activities eg writing a child's name for them to co py if they can not do this independently, staff supporting children on a one to one or in a small group - this encourages all children to participate, Using differentiated questioning to ensure every child benefits from the activit y eg asking open ended questions or closed questions depending on the child, obs ervations can be made of their achievements or what they have struggled with, th is informs the planning of future activities and target setting for the children . Therefore the children are learning at a pace and style to suit them, they are h appy and grow in self confidence and self esteem as they achieve new goals and h ave positive learnining experiences. It also means that they are not being overs tretched into learning something too challenging for them, which could damage th eir self esteem if they think of themselves as failures, also they are not engag ing in activities that are too easy for them, as the children would then become bored and frustrated and this may lead to negative behaviour.

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