Week 2: Learner-centred teaching


3. Putting policy into practice

The case study which follows is from the Global Monitoring Report, (UNESCO, 2020), (https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000373718) which focused on inclusion. The overall conclusion was that there is still a considerable way to go to ensure inclusive education for all. However, the report has numerous examples of inspiring practice from around the world. In Activity 2.2 you will watch a short video about a programme supporting inclusive education and reflect not only on the importance of policy, but also how attitudes towards supporting change have themselves changed and evolved.

Activity 2.2 Putting policy into practice

Allow approximately 20 mins for this activity.

Case study  Inclusion and Education: Voices from Malawi (2020)

This short video describes a programme in Malawi designed to keep girls in school.

Watch the video and make notes on the following:

  • The role of the teachers in supporting these changes
  • Attitudes which might be challenged by this programme
  • The resources that are required to make the programme work
  • The role of policymakers in ensuring the success of the programme.