Increasing inclusion through differentiated instruction in a technology-rich primary school classroom in Norway
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionEducation 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. 2022, 1-15. 10.1080/03004279.2022.2143721
In this case study, the aim was to investigate how primary school teachers in a leading-edge Norwegian primary school use digital technologies to differentiate instruction to promote a more inclusive learning environment in academically diverse classrooms. Seven teachers teaching grades 1 and 5 were observed and interviewed to collect data on their beliefs and practices regarding differentiation. Afterwards, 20 teachers in the same school answered in a survey about teaching in highly digitalised learning environments. The results suggest that teachers find a lot of potential and possibilities in using digital technologies to differentiate instruction to create an inclusive learning environment. However, pupils’ digital products indicate that they would need more guidance in taking advantage of the teachers’ intentions and flexible curricula.