In this course, you have adapted activities to accommodate the different needs of learners, and you have described a progress monitoring plan you might use to gauge students’ learning after the adaptations. Imagine that, after you have done these things, there is a learner who is still not learning. This case study activity is designed to give you practice problem-solving in such a situation.
Focus on one student from the class you have observed, and write 3–4 page case study that includes the following:
- A rationale for studying this child and for the need for differentiation.
- A detailed description of the relevant facts and data collected. Gather this information from the teacher you are working with and your observations. (If you were the teacher, you might gather this information from the student’s parents, from previous teachers, or from files on the student.)
- An analysis of the relevant facts and data, based on an understanding of learning styles, cognitive processes, and instructional strategies.
- Suggestions for the most appropriate future practices; what works for this child?
A case study utilizes in-depth data collected from multiple sources, and in this final project, you will use information you have gathered throughout the course to make suggestions about a child’s learning. You may use the psychologist’s and the teacher’s replies to your questions, together with your lesson plan and classroom observation, and your weekly readings will add to your knowledge.
To protect confidentiality, please do not mention real names of those you observe or their school.
- Style and References: The project must be a scholarly piece of work with cover page, current APA style, citations and references, and be free of grammatical errors.
- Length: The project must be 3–4 pages in length, double-spaced, not including cover page and references.