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Inclusive Teaching and Learning

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Inclusive Teaching and Learning
    • Welcome

      Welcome to Inclusive Teaching and Learning, a course that supports practitioners in developing inclusive classroom practices. You will build a ‘toolkit’ of knowledge, skills and resources that will start you on a journey to create a truly inclusive classroom. This course starts on the 11th February 2021, but you can look at the welcome video below and fill in the pre-course survey before then. You can also complete the ‘Introduction’ section and introduce yourself on the course forum.

      This course is the first of a pair which draw on the UNICEF Wave model for inclusive education. The second course - Creating an Inclusive School – supports professionals in working together to create an inclusive ethos and culture and to work with stakeholders for the benefit of all learners, but particularly those with a special educational need.

      We hope this course opens up possibilities for your teaching whether you work with children and young people, student teachers, or teachers, and gives you the confidence to experiment with new approaches.

      You can study on your own, or with a group of colleagues. If internet access is a problem, note that you can download all the course content (except for the quizzes) and study offline.

      This course is free and gives you the opportunity to earn a digital badge as a recognition of your learning. To access the course materials, pass the quizzes and collect the badge, you’ll need to enrol. If you already have an Open University account, you need to sign in before you enrol. Otherwise, it’s easy to create one.

      Once you’ve signed in, return to this page and refresh it by clicking on the refresh button in your web browser – this usually looks like a recycling icon that features one arrow in a circle pointing to its tail, or two arrows in a circle pointing to each other. This will update your status so you can enrol by clicking on the ‘Enrol’ button above. You are now enrolled and ready to start the course!

      The introduction section is available now; the rest of the course will open on 11th February.

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      Inclusive Teaching and Learning is developed by The Open University in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Kenya Institute for Special Education. It was funded by COL, with support from The Open University.

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      By studying the course you will have the opportunity to gain a digital badge – you need to click on the ‘Enrol’ button to be able to do the quizzes and earn the badge.

    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called Professional Development for Inclusive Education. There is 1 course in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After completion of this course, the participant is expected to be able to:

      • Describe and explain the ‘wave model’ for thinking about inclusive education
      • Understand the attitudes and values that underpin learner-centred education
      • Be familiar with a range of teaching approaches that promote active learning and inclusivity
      • Access, review and select open educational resources to support them in developing their own classroom pedagogy
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