Putting Students’ Differences in Perspectives: An Introduction to the Individual Developing Model

| June 29, 2005
Title
Putting Students’ Differences in Perspectives: An Introduction to the Individual Developing Model

Keywords: Individual Developing Model, Discovery Stage, Differentiation Stage and Developing Stage

Authors
Siaw-Fong Chung
National Taiwan University

Bio Data
The author graduated from the University of Exeter, England with Bachelor of Education with Honors in Secondary Education and English Language Teaching. She has published works regarding the extraction of conceptual metaphor from corpora and several articles on English language teaching and has worked as research assistant under the project ‘Common English Yardstick for English Education in Taiwan.’ The author is currently a PhD student and at the same time a research assistant under the Sentence Processing Laboratory at Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Taiwan University.

Homepage: http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~f91142002/

Abstract
The individualized program aims to teach according to students’ needs and abilities. However, the notion that aims to create one lesson plan for each student causes drawbacks from teachers. In the generalized curriculum system, teachers often struggle in deciding when and where to treat students as special individuals. This paper introduces the Individual Developing Model which can assist teachers to discover and develop students’ individual differences in the generalized curriculum settings without having to design an individual lesson plan for every student. This model comprises three stages – the Discovery Stage, Differentiation Stage and Developing Stage. From discovering to developing students’ differences, this paper outlines a series of methods and activities which can be applied to general classroom settings.

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Category: Quarterly Journal, Volume 7 Issue 2