This is an assignment that discusses the analysis and discussion of diversity in your class. The assignment also aims to identify the impact of the teachings.
The analysis and discussion of diversity in your class
Analysis and discussion of diversity
The purpose of this assignment is to get you to think about aspects of diversity in more detail in relation to the learners you teach. You are not asked to come up with ‘solutions’ to any of the challenges or aspects that you discuss. As this is a discussion of your learners, your class and context, a wide review of the literature is not expected. However, it is likely that you will find it helpful to draw on a small number of sources as relevant to the aspect you are discussing.
Task one: Background (150 words) Provide an overview of: Your teaching and school context The course purpose, and approach, e.g. a topic based approach to language learning for an adult evening class of migrant women etc.
Task two: Analysis and discussion of diversity (1100 words) Ability to self-manage/be an independent learner Age Cultural background and understanding Digital literacy Ethnic background Gender Learning styles Motivation for language learning Personal interests Prior learning experience (formal and/or informal) Religion Proficiency levels Special needs Type of English language learner (additional language, second or foreign, language, no background) Other (please detail)
Referring to the above features. Provide an overview of the types of diversity that you typically find in your class. Also, how they impact on your teaching and planning. You are likely to find that some are more relevant for your teaching context than others. In this case, spend more time discussing the ones that are most relevant.
You do not need to discuss all aspects but please state clearly which aspects you are covering/not covering and why. Spend some time considering the above aspects as you may find that there is more diversity among the students.