2.1 What is an inclusive curriculum?

Figure 1 in Section 1.2 highlights that the Scottish Education system is designed to be inclusive and this is supported by equality and educational legislation, and policies which include Curriculum for Excellence.

 

Curriculum for Excellence is an inclusive curriculum from 3 to 18 wherever learning is taking place”.

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Inclusion is about putting the learner at the centre of the curriculum and ensuring that barriers are removed to enable them to:

• Participate and learn to the best of their ability.

• Gain as much as possible from the opportunities which Curriculum for Excellence can provide

• Move into a positive and sustained destination.

The Route map for dyslexia and inclusive practice provides further reading in this area.

Activity 7

Click on the answer below that provides a definition of an inclusive curriculum.

a. 

Subjects within a school’s curriculum are available to all learners - if they can meet the criteria, age and cognitive ability.


b. 

The curriculum is defined by the subjects taught.


c. 

The curriculum includes all of the experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education. It is not specific to subject areas but applies to activities that take place across the school.


d. 

Pupils do not have an entitlement to engage with all aspects of the curriculum.


The correct answer is c.

c. 


Discussion

If your choice of answer was not correct go back and consider section 1.

To be an inclusive curriculum the communication within the school community and the learning and teaching resources need to be accessible for all learners. This includes the format choice e.g. use of IT and also how the resources are differentiated to enable all learners to access them as independently as possible.

2 Curriculum and Assessment

Differentiation and the curriculum