Week 4: A toolkit for inclusive teaching and learning


4. Going further

4.3. Resources to support inclusive education

The TESSA Inclusive Education toolkit highlights seven principles of inclusive education. It provides activities for teachers and teacher-educators to undertake as part of their professional development. It also provides links to relevant TESSA subject resources.

Activity 4.6 Resources to support inclusive education

Allow approximately 30 mins for this activity.

Part 1

Access the TESSA Inclusive Education toolkit and spend some time browsing the resources. https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=153822. Now, consider the following questions:

  1. Which of the seven principles would you consider first in your context?
  2. What opportunities are there in your institution to share these ideas with your colleagues?
  3. How could you create opportunities for collaborative working using the IE Toolkit?
  4. Access the tool for auditing an inclusive teacher’s behaviour: https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=153822&section=10. Now reflect on how you might use this tool for yourself, with other teachers, or with student teachers.  

Part 2

Access the GATE materials for inclusive education: https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/course/view.php?id=2579

Download and save any of the documents which you think will be useful to you. If possible, share them with a colleague.