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Creating an Inclusive School

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Creating an Inclusive School

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  • 16 hours study
  • Level 2: Intermediate
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    • Welcome

      Welcome to Creating an Inclusive School. This course highlights the characteristics of an inclusive school. It takes as a starting point the fact that inclusive teaching is the responsibility of all teachers, not just those with special training and draws heavily on the UNICEF ‘wave model’ for inclusive education. It builds on the course ‘Inclusive Teaching and Learning’ and focuses on ‘Wave 2’ of the wave model, supporting participants in developing attitudes, systems and processes that support a collaborative approach to inclusion.

      The course is 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 tasks are largely experiential, productive and collaborative, although there is opportunity to assimilate new learning and apply the ideas to practice-settings.

      The course is 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. It is a good idea to have studied the ‘Inclusive Teaching and Learning’ course in this collection first.

      This course starts on 12th April but you can watch the introductory video below, enrol and fill in the pre-course enrolment survey, and introduce yourself on the Welcome course forum from the 19th March.

      October 2021: Please note posting in the forums in this course has now been switched off as the forums are no longer being moderated.

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      Creating an Inclusive School 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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    • 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 are 2 courses 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 ethos, attitudes and values of an inclusive school
      • Be familiar with a range of structures and processes that support inclusivity
      • Plan how to organise school-based teacher development in their school
      • Understand the importance of monitoring inclusivity and have considered some tools that could be used to do so.
      • Plan how to work with local stakeholders and agencies to build an inclusive school
      • Articulate the ways in which this course has modelled the principles of inclusivity in it’s design and delivery.
    • Course dates:

      First Published 19/03/2021.

      Updated 17/04/2023

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    • Diana Kashululu

      Inclusive education

      Diana Kashululu18 May 2024 3:43

      Parents play a major role in their children's lives. As a parent it's really important to mind the words we call our special children, this parents be shy of their children and ended up putting all the stress in this children with will results in domestic violence and as a learner with special needs you will be traumatized.

    • Selma Gebhard

      Selma Gebhard10 May 2024 7:09

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    • Lineekela Ndahafa Nghifikwa

      INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

      Lineekela Ndahafa Nghifikwa8 May 2024 8:22

      WEEK 3

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    About this course

    • 16 hours study
    • Level 2: Intermediate
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