Inclusive education means all students are encouraged to learn, participate and contribute in age-appropriate classes at school, regardless of their differences. If you work in education, this course is vital to your professional development!
Introduction to Inclusive Education is an online professional development course that shows you how to support inclusion and diversity in an educational setting.
In this inclusivity in education course, you will explore values, biases, beliefs and attitudes to gain self-awareness of your behaviours towards inclusivity and diversity. You will learn about the various aspects of diversity and inclusion in the National Quality Framework (NQF).
You’ll also learn to make curriculum decisions that promote inclusion, encourage participation and inclusive work practices and support cultural, gender, ability and other forms of safety in an education setting. You will also learn how to advocate for children with specific needs and create individual support and inclusion plans.
On completion of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and support inclusivity in education.
Unit 1 - Support inclusion and diversity
Reflect on values and biases
Values, beliefs and attitudes
Impact of life experiences
Interactions and relationships with people from different backgrounds
Self-awareness of your behaviours
Different aspects of diversity and inclusion
Policies and the NQF
Modelling appropriate behaviours
Ethical and inclusive interactions
Engagement and participation
Encourage and promote participation
Inclusive work practices
Supporting cultural, gender, ability and other forms of safety
Building on diverse backgrounds of children and families
Teaching children about similarities and differences
Being the same
Knowing and being
Engaging children in collaborative discussions
Respectful and equal relations
Observe children’s interactions and participation
Identify and communicate needs for additional support
Supporting children specific needs
Unit 2 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
Curriculum decisions that promote inclusion
National Quality Framework (NQF)
Belief in children’s capacity to succeed
Positive expectations and challenging bias
Interacting with families and children
Understanding inclusive practice at a leadership level
Practical, pedagogical, legal and ethical considerations
Support all children to participate meaningfully
Role modelling inclusion and respect for diversity
Reflecting on practices
Recognising and investigating barriers to learning
Intrinsic and extrinsic barriers to learning
Auditory processing disorders
Expressive language disorder
Hearing or vision impairment
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Sensory integration dysfunction
Trauma or abuse
Visual processing disorder
Using data to understand learning barriers
Developing a holistic understanding of each child’s needs
Develop individual support and inclusion plans
Adaptations to facilitate inclusion
Adapting the curriculum
Adapting indoor and outdoor equipment
Supporting the child’s and family’s entry into the service
Preparing other staff, children and other families
Supporting child on arrival
Regularly assess and adjust level of support
Adjusting support and inclusion plans
Implement agreed strategies
Supporting colleagues, other children and families
Exchanging information with other regarding a child’s needs
Responding to children’s daily need
Seeking assistance when required
Monitoring each child’s progress
Trialling alternative strategies
Issues of concern
Gain family permission before consulting others
Incorporating strategies proposed by others
Ensure communication is culturally and linguistically responsive
Monitoring new strategies and impact on child
Estimated duration 30 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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