Professional Development for Inclusive Education is brought to you through a collaboration between the Commonwealth of Learning's Teacher Futures programme and The Open University's TESSA programme.
‘Inclusive Teaching and Learning’ and ‘Creating an Inclusive School’ are two, four-week courses that focus on what it means to be an inclusive teacher and how you can embed this in the school environment. The underlying assumption is that all teachers have a responsibility to develop and use inclusive practices. This will benefit all learners, including those with a disability or specific need.
Both courses are practice-focussed, and task-based giving participants the opportunity to apply new concepts to their own teaching and to reflect on their practice with other participants. The courses are relevant to all school leaders, practising teachers in the primary or secondary phase, as well as teacher educators in colleges or universities and Government officers whose role involves the organisation of continuing professional development for in-service teachers.
Inclusive Teaching and Learning (ITL) will run from the 11th February 2021. The course page will be available below from the 28th January so that you can enrol on the course, look at the introductory video, complete the pre course survey and start on the introductory section if you wish.
Creating an Inclusive School (CIS), will run from 12th April 2021. The course page will be available below from mid-March 2021 to enrol.
Inclusive Teaching and Learning
This course focuses on what it means to be an inclusive teacher. The underlying assumption is that all teachers have a responsibility to develop and use inclusive practices. This will benefit all leaners, including those with a specific need.Try this course
Creating an Inclusive School
This course will highlight the skills, attitudes and values that schools need to foster to be inclusive and to be able to support learners with diverse needs.Try this course