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Reflecting on your professional development

This step focuses on your reflection grids and revisits your self-audit tasks.
Well done for reaching the final part of the course, where you’ll review your learning and record your professional development. Your course mentors will record their reflections of the course discussions and will upload their video above. We’ll let you know by email when it’s available. Do take a look as if they’ve asked for your consent, your comments might be included!
This step focuses on your reflection grids and revisits your self-audit tasks. In the next step you’ll be able to ask any outstanding questions directly to the course authors (or if you are joining us later, watch their responses to other learners). The final step of the course explains how to claim your STEM Certificate and the next steps for your professional development.

Final reflection grid

Take a moment now to complete your final weekly reflection grid for this course.
Your reflecting grids and your self-audit provide useful evidence to record and show your professional development. You can take any remaining questions from your reflection grids to the Q&A on the next step.

Learning outcomes

Now you have completed the course, you should be able to:
  • Assess some of the research literature about Differentiating for Learning.
  • Identify a number of approaches for differentiating by task using examples from the STEM subjects.
  • Explore the links between Differentiating for Learning and Assessment for Learning.
  • Engage with some key principles of effective differentiated learning.
  • Collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to try out activities and share thinking in order to help shift practice.
  • Evaluate a range of practical ideas that can be used to elicit evidence from students and differentiate for their learning.
  • Collect and analyse evidence from students on changes implemented in the classroom in order to critically reflect on own practice in order to prioritise next steps in own development.
If you haven’t focused on all these outcomes, we welcome you to take the course again in the future. The self-audit task below will help you assess your progress against these outcomes.

How has your practice changed?

Re-visit the self-audit task from the start of the course. The post-course self-audit will help you consider how your practice and thinking about differentiating for learning have changed.

Self-audit

  1. Access the self-audit task and complete it.
  2. At the end of the survey, click My responses.
  3. Click Download as PDF.
  4. Save the PDF where you will be able to retrieve it as evidence of your development on this course.
Based upon your responses, you may have identified where you wish to focus your professional development next. We’ll help you to find your next CPD activity in the final step of the course.

Review

After completing the reflection tasks above, identify one aspect of your practice you have developed the most and one aspect you wish to further develop. Share these in the comments below.
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