Differentiated instruction is aimed at helping all students to develop the competencies targeted by the Québec Education Program (QEP), regardless of their abilities, needs, interests, ages, backgrounds, aptitudes and skills. In the classroom, differentiated instruction is needed precisely because of this great diversity of students.
In order to help the education network foster the success of all students, the Ministère offers this document, Differentiated Instruction: Helping all students achieve educational success, which focuses on pedagogical flexibility as it is practised in the classroom and as it applies to all students. It also covers adaptation and the modification of expectations associated with QEP requirements that are applicable to certain students.
Two complementary tools associated with pedagogical flexibility are also available to the education network: General Examples of Pedagogical Flexibility and Examples of Pedagogical Flexibility Related to the Various Subjects, which provides concrete examples for use in the classroom. A third tool, Suggestions for the Individualized Education Plan Process, presents avenues to consider with regard to the Individualized Education Plan process in order to ensure a coordinated and consistent implementation of adaptation and the modification of expectations associated with QEP requirements for certain students with handicaps, social maladjustments or learning difficulties.
The complementary tools are in the process of being translated.