Universität Wien FIND

120018 SE BEd 10: Wahlbereich für Studierende des Lehramts (PM) - PH Vienna (2020W)

Differentiation - Individualization - Personalization in ELT

1.75 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 24 participants
Language: English



23.10., 13:15 - 15:35 - ONLINE/ digital
20.11., 13:15 - 16:35 - ONLINE/digital
11.12., 13:15 - 16:35 - ONLINE/digital
15.01., 13:15 - 16:35 - ONSITE/ Präsenz; PH Wien, Haus 5 (= Daumegasse 5), Raum 5.1.011


Aims, contents and method of the course

Teachers are faced with heterogenous groups in which each and every learner has different experiences, backgrounds, attitudes and knowledge. Therefore the "one size fits all"-approach in teaching neither meets the individual learner's needs to increase his/her knowledge, abilities and skills nor supports the progress of learning of everyone.
The focus of teaching has to shift from teacher-centered to learner-centerd teaching in which the individual learner is provided with the possibility to participate actively in his/her learning process in- and outside school and develop his/her own way of acquiring new competencies.

This course is aimed at introducing methods of differentiation, individualization and personalization within the ELT classroom.
Participants will
• be able to identify different learners needs,
• get to know and be able to design different tasks for individual learners.

• Discovering one’s approach to teaching and learning
• Defining Differentiation - Individualization - Personalization
• Analyzing ELT activities according to teaching aims and learner needs
• Adapting and designing activities and tasks for different purposes, levels and learning styles

Assessment and permitted materials

• active participation in discussions, group work etc
• reading assignments
• e-learning tasks
• Presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance = 80%

Class participation (discussions, group work etc.) 20%
Reading assignments 30%
e-learning tasks 30 %
Presentation: 20 %

Grading scale: 1 (sehr gut) 100-90%; 2 (gut) 89-80%; 3 (befriedigend), 79-70%; 4 (genügend) 69-60%; 5 (nicht genügend) 59-0%.

Examination topics

Reading assignments
e-learning tasks

Reading list

Harmer, Jeremy. 2015. The Practice of English Language Teaching. 5th edition. Pearson Longman.

Morrison, Brian & Navarro, Diego. 2017. The Autonomy Approach. Language learning in the classroom and beyond. Delta Publishing.

Scrivener, Jim. 2011. Learning Teaching: The Essential Guide to English Language Teaching. 3rd edition. MacMillan Books for Teachers.

Williams, Marion, Sarah Mercer, and Stephen Ryan. 2015. Exploring Psychology in Language Learning and Teaching. Oxford University ELT.

Association in the course directory

BEd 046 Modul 10
Lehrinhalt: 12-0063

Last modified: Tu 28.09.2021 15:36