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Rebecca M. Valette and Renee S. Disick define the term "individualized instruction" in their glossary list as a method of teaching that provides for ability differences among students by varying time, materials, course objectives and teaching techniques according to individual needs". By this method, the objectives that the teacher expects his students to perform are set up, accompanied with well-planned and organized materials. The teaching content is often divided into small units with specific objective (s), and the student is free to work through each unit at his own pace. The objective (s) in teaching unit may be presented through different forms or types of materials to enable the student to choose his own "version" that most suits his needs, interests and abilities. The method of individualized instruction, which is mainly based on individual differences, is thus an attempt to change the classroom situation from a "teacher-centered classroom'' to a "student-centered classroom".



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