Note 16: excellence in differentiation to increase engagement and learning outcomes

​Differentiated teaching refers to methods teachers use to extend the knowledge and skills of every student in every classroom, regardless of their starting point.

The objective is to lift the performance of all students, including those who are falling behind and those ahead of year level expectations.

Differentiated instruction is the pedagogical approach of teachers who think creatively and flexibly when approaching teaching and learning

This Professional Practice Note provides advice to teachers on classroom-based strategies to support differentiated learning for all students, whether they are below, at or above the standard, so they can maximise their learning growth and achieve individual learning excellence.

Professional practice note 16: excellence in differentiation to increase student engagement and learning outcomes