Week 1: Thinking about inclusive education


9. Looking forward

In the next week of this course you will be introduced to ‘learner-centred teaching’. Learner-centred education is a popular policy response to calls for more inclusive teaching and is underpinned by inclusive attitudes and values. You will examine what this means and the implications for your own teaching practice. You will also be able to plan how you might apply learner-centred teaching approaches in your own context.

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