Explain how you could promote inclusion, equality and diversity with your current and future learners. Identify other points of referral available to meet the potential needs of learners.
Inclusion, equality and diversity are all aspects of a learner’s entitlement. Inclusivity is about involving all learners in relevant activities rather than excluding them for any reason either directly or indirectly.
Equality is about the rights of learners to attend and participate regardless of their gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Diversity is about valuing the differences in people.
To embed these principles in my lessons I would use at least some of the following strategies:
1. Co-operative learning helps learners to work as part of a team, whilst at the same time ensuring that everybody’s contribution is valued. This approach to learning can help break down barriers between learners.
2. Experiential learning. Learners come with many useful and relevant experiences from life outside the classroom which can be used to promote equality and diversity.
Effective differentiation takes into account the diverse backgrounds and needs of individual learners. Differentiated questioning can support learners for whom English is a second language.
4. Assessment for learning
Checking learning and generating feedback are essential ingredients of all effective learning. This enables me to identify learners’ needs relating to anything from a disability to cultural history.
5. Using e-learning and technology
Effective use of e-learning and technology can ensure all learners have access to learning. It is important to remember that some learners may experience difficulties using technology, for example a learner with epilepsy or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may need regular breaks from using a computer screen. I use many approaches and tools I Geography that ensure...