Differentiation in Material & Environment

This presentation will discuss the importance of differentiation in material design, teacher delivery and environmental settings. The presentation will assist teachers in understanding cognitive load theory and working memory and its relationship to material design, teacher delivery and classroom design. The course will provide the latest on cognitive load and working memory research in order to develop the proficient teacher’s understanding of the importance of planning and implementing well-structured learning and teaching programs that engaged and maximise learning outcomes for all students. Teachers will not only gain specific knowledge but practical strategies that will allow for the standards to be achieved.


This course is aimed at Proficient Teachers and will cover standard 2: 2.1.2, 2.5.2, standard 3: 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.5.2, 3.6.2, and standard 4: 4.1.2, 4.2.2. 

  • What is differentiation?

  • Why is differentiation needed?

  • How to differentiate material.

  • What is effective teacher instruction?

  • Why is classroom design important?

  • What is cognitive load and why is it important?

  • Why is working memory theory important to differentiation?

Level 1, 350 High Street

Maitland NSW 2320

PO Box 790

Maitland NSW 2320

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