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says so), I hope? 

Tutoring and academic support would seem to be fertile ground for
exploring this topic.  I know it's a huge selling point for my services
("She can figure out how you learn best and teach you that way").  

I find whole-to-part vs. part-to-whole is sometimes an important
factor, especially in math (the "how does the whole thing work?" vs.
"what are the steps, then I'll figure out how it works" folks).  Visual
vs. verbal can also be like night and day. 



Susan Jones
Academic Development Specialist
Academic Development Center
Parkland College
Champaign, IL  61821
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>>> "Delohery, Andrew" <[log in to unmask]> 07/12/06 8:34
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Hi Sharon:
This is a bit of kismet; I'm culling through some primers for website
material regarding differentiated instruction now.  Two texts I've
found
helpful are:

"Differentiation through Learning Styles and Memory," by Marilee
Sprenger (Corwin, 2003). A good basic approach that privileges
auditory,
visual, and kinesthetic as the defining areas.  It also has a good
primer on memory in the context of these areas; I've supplemented some
of the ideas from the memory chapter with material from "The Oxford
Handbook of Memory," which offers a bit more theory.

"Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All,"
by
Galye Gregory and Carolyn Chapman (Corwin, 2002).  Chapter 5 offers a
good basic discussion of various techniques.

I've also looked at "How People Learn," as I find myself drifting into
brain-based [sic] research. (http://newton.nap.edu/html/howpeople1/)

If you find some more good stuff, can you email me?

Thanks,
Andrew Delohery, Director
The Learning Center
Quinnipiac University
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-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sharon Juenemann
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Subject: resources on differentiated instruction in higher education

Hi folks,

 

This question is slightly outside of the domain of learning
assistance,
but I thought I would give it a try.

 

I am looking for resources on differentiated instruction as applied to
higher education learning environments.  I am trying to develop a
training for faculty at my community college to expose them to the
concepts of differentiated instruction, which developed out of k-12.
Given the highly diverse student populations at community colleges, I
feel DI could be a useful framework for teaching.

 

If any of you know of written resources or others who are looking at
the
applicability of DI to higher education, please let me know.

 

Thank you!

Sharon

 

Sharon Juenemann

Learning Assistance Coord. & Chair, Teaching & Learning Cooperative

(503) 491-7590

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Mt. Hood Community College

26000 SE Stark

Gresham, OR 97030

 


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