Diversity: the spice of classroom life

Diversity is a fact of life in every classroom. It is an enriching element in which individual children can contribute differently, participate in different ways and progress at their own rhythm and pace.

Author: Carol Read & Ana Soberón

Children are unique in their ability to process information through different facets of their multiple intelligences. We all have preferred learning styles, use different learning strategies and learn at different rates and in different ways. This depends on the context, on what is being learnt and on what we bring to the learning process in terms of our previous knowledge and experience, perceived relevance, motivation, attitudes and personal strengths. In our classrooms, we need to take account of the following key aspects.

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