To reflect upon understandings of learner diversity

Aim

To reflect upon understandings of learner diversity.

Evidence and reflection

Think about the four metaphors for teaching diverse learners in terms of similarities and variations. Are there any that particularly resonate with your own experiences, or that interested, or even surprised you?

Then think about a group of children you know well and reflect on your feelings about working with the diversity of learners in it. What would your metaphor be and why?

Extension

Reflect on what your metaphor expresses about: a) ‘sameness’, b) ‘difference’, and c) ‘belonging’.