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Course Overview

Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability – robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society.

On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area.

Join us and help create a world where learning is for all children

  • Why inclusion – the benefits of inclusive education
  • The social context of disability and identifying the barriers to inclusion
  • The role of the family supporting inclusive schooling
  • The importance of a home-school partnership
  • How to build an inclusive school environment
  • Community support for inclusive schooling – key stakeholders, community assets and changing mindsets
  • Changing classroom practices to maximise inclusion
  • Curriculum differentiation and practical tips for teaching

Professional support networks to sustain teachers and develop inclusive practices

The course has been created for teachers, other professionals and parents interested in developing inclusive education.

If you are part of a community wanting to develop inclusive education in a school, you could form a group to support each other’s learning and try out inclusive strategies. We will provide additional resources and ideas for those wanting to implement inclusive education practices, especially in low resource settings.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Describe the principles and approaches of inclusive education
  • Identify environmental and social barriers to inclusion
  • Discuss the role of the family and the community in supporting inclusive education
  • Explore how to create an inclusive school environment
  • Apply ideas for inclusive education practices in the classroom

Explore the impact of attitudes on one’s ability to implement inclusive education