Cooperative learning and differentiated instruction have increasingly received more attention in recent years due to the positive roles they play in providing a constructive learning environment. The co-existence of cooperation and differentiation in a learning environment may promote motivation and better performance which the present study tried to examine within the context of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the UAE today, there is a constant search for ways to help in advancing the educational system. Hence, there is an urgent need for an educational pedagogy that guarantees the advancement of teaching and learning (Thompson, 2013). This is widely supported by the emphasis on creating student-centered classes at all levels. To achieve this goal, it is of great importance for educators in the UAE to combine engagement with differentiated instruction in order to meet various students’ needs as well as help them develop communication skills and the sense of belonging in the classroom.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0116
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada