In Inclusive learning we need to make sure students have full access to either an education or training whilst being treated equally and fairly, regardless of their needs, abilities or disabilities and most importantly without prejudice. In simple term’s it is about including and not excluding learners. This statement is backed up in both Ann Gravells book when she says. ‘Some learners could feel excluded during your session if their particular needs are not met. ’ (2011, p.
And in Linda Wilson’s book when she states that inclusion is ‘about creating interesting, varied and inspiring learning opportunities for all learners; ensuring all learners contribute and are never disadvantaged by methods, language or resources. ‘ (2008, p. 153).
These two statements make sense because if a student feel’s excluded and their needs are not met, then they will most likely not be motivated which may inhibit their overall development. Ann Gravells says in her book that ‘differentiation is about using a range of different approaches and resources to meet the needs of individuals and groups. ’(2011, p. 63).
This means that teachers should endeavour to meet learning needs and create an environment where all students can be included in the learning process. This would involve planning, examining teaching methods and styles, effective use of resources and also how we, assess the students and ourselves. It is unlikely that I will meet with any new students before the first session so I must rely on the information given in their application form and the report of the initial meeting with recruitment staff. It makes it very difficult to take the needs of a student into consideration if the student and parents are not willing to disclose needs to us.
Part A: The candidate with the approval of the school leadership will establish a professional learning community with a minimum of three peers to research areas of need in student learning and development in school. On January 17, 2012 a request was made for permission via email from principal, Roger Edwards to complete my internship at HCHS. He responded the same day and granted me the approval ...
It must be noted though that inclusion is a collaborative process that involves both the teacher and the student to ensure everyone is fully aware of the roles they play in making it work Students, whose numeracy, literacy, language and ICT skills are below standard, may find it hard to achieve their goals. It is these students that will move towards courses not directly linked with English, Mathematics and ICT as they feel doing them is not relevant to their needs. ICT classes can promote skills in literacy when learners create PowerPoint presentations where they will check for spelling and grammar.
Numeracy skills are incorporated in seamanship classes when working with charts and language skills will be used in teacher led discussion groups or question and answer segments where students can practice their skills. Gravells writes ‘always think of the aim as what you want your learners to achieve, and the objectives as how they will achieve it. Objectives should be SMART; Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound. ‘ (2011, p. 57).
There are many different ways in creating a motivating learning environment.
Firstly I need to set the ground rules and make sure these are carried out and fully understood by all students. I then need to make sure that the classroom environment feels comfortable so students can be themselves with no pressure to perform above their abilities. I would also use my own learning experiences to help motivate students who may be struggling with certain lessons. To be inclusive I must firstly recognise and support equality to ensure all students can access learning. For example when teaching a basic course in CIS, I may have to firstly show a student on how to use a computer, keyboard and mouse.
As with all learning styles though, resources can be tailored to enhance individual needs. In order to engage students I may have to explain certain subjects in more depth using flipcharts and whiteboards. Textbooks, handouts, videos and internet can also be used to compliment the learning taking place. In conclusion, when inclusive teaching and learning is practiced it should ensure that all students get the best opportunity to succeed in later life however this cannot happen if both teachers and students do not work together.
Catholic Education and Schooling Profile of a Catholic Educator By Duncan Morris for Dr S heather &Mrs Men 1) The most important fundamental aspect for a child to learn is value and respect him or herself 2) Educate children to be full participants in society 3) Educators need to provide an open platform for students, so that they feel open to share the happenings of their life with their ...