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Has differentiated instructions gone ‘awry’ in online teaching and learning?

Idrus, Faizah and Zainal Asri, Nurafini and Baharom, Nurin Najihah (2021) Has differentiated instructions gone ‘awry’ in online teaching and learning? Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 12 (3). pp. 501-510. ISSN 1798-4769 E-ISSN 2053-0684

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Abstract

Differentiated Instruction (DI) is a classroom strategy that helps teachers to cater their teachings to students with different abilities and learning needs. The issue here is whether DI is still relevant in the online teaching and learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the aim of this paper is to explore selected ESL teachers’ practices of differentiated instructions in their online classes. It also seeks to examine challenges these teachers withstand while implementing DI in their online classrooms. A qualitative design employing the semi-structured interviews and teachers’ reflection notes are used as data collection instruments. A total of six English language teachers from three selected schools in Malaysia took part in this investigation. Thematic analysis following Braun and Clarke (2006) is applied. The findings revealed that environmental strain, resources constraint and students’ and parents’ attitudes are the main challenges in DI while teaching in an online platform.

Item Type: Article (Editorial)
Additional Information: 3048/89667
Uncontrolled Keywords: Differentiated Instruction (DI), Online Teaching and Learning, Strategies, Challenges, ESL teachers
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1044 Internet in Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Language & Literacy
Depositing User: Dr. Faizah Idrus
Date Deposited: 03 May 2021 20:38
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 11:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89667

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