What is inclusive pedagogy?
All children have the ability to learn and the right to a quality education, so they can reach their full potential. Therefore it is crucial for all teachers to engage with the complex issues of diversity and inclusion.
The aim of inclusive pedagogy is to extend what is ordinarily available to all pupils, instead of providing something different or additional for pupils who experience difficulties in their learning.
What does our Inclusive Pedagogies course cover?
The course includes two face-to-face sessions followed by a school based project carried out over three months and ends with a one day face-to-face session.
The expected outcomes of the training are:
- a greater awareness of issues around inclusion and identifying those who are excluded from education
- an understanding of theoretical frameworks underpinning discussions on inclusion, such as social relations, unconscious bias, and medical and social models
- an understanding of international legal frameworks which support inclusion
- an increased self-awareness and reflection on one’s own unconscious bias and filters
- a review of strengths and diversity within the group, in the classroom, and in schools
- identifying opportunities and strategies to improve the inclusive ethos in school communities
- knowledge of practical classroom strategies and tools to support becoming a more inclusive practitioner.