3. Discuss Issues of Equality and Diversity and Ways to Promote Inclusion with Your Learners. Review Other Points of Referral Available to Meet the Potential Needs of Learners. (Recommended Word Count 300 – 400 Words.)

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When teaching in a class the students will be coming from all different backgrounds & cultures therefore consideration must be taken to represent the diverse range of learners who access provision, such as -

A variety of teaching methods to be used following an assessment of different learning styles

Assessment must be fair and not discriminate against any learner

Language used by the teacher should be non-discriminatory and appropriate

Discussion and comments within the learning environment are managed to ensure learner language is appropriate and non-discriminatory

Materials and topics are presented in a way that are sensitive to equality and diversity

Resources are adapted to ensure that learners can access information and to meet individual needs (large print, on tape, using symbols)

Learners have the opportunity to fully evaluate the course in an open and anonymous way Inclusion
The teacher should promote an environment that makes the learners feel relaxed and able to have a point of view without fear of ridicule. The teacher should also ensure that the learning environment is welcoming to all, e.g. neither too hot nor cold. The learner’s needs should be accommodated where ever possible. There needs to be an element of fun (incorporating funny videos with a message for example) and a mixture of teaching methods built into the training to ensure that everyone is included and more importantly that they feel included. Activities to include will be ones that promote learners working together in smaller groups, discussing ideas and then feeding back as a group. Equality

Learners should be aware of their rights and responsibilities towards the other learners and the teacher. This can be enforced at the beginning of the session by being part of and agreeing the ground rules. Consideration should be taken to ensure the lesson will include a variety of all types of learning styles (VARK), this can be...
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