It is important as a tutor that you acknowledge and respect the needs of all your learners. By adapting to their needs and altering your teaching style to suit. Being aware of inequality will involve you understanding that learners have the right to attend and participate without feeling discriminated on the grounds of their ethnic origin, gender and race etc.
To help remove barriers between learners, it may be useful for them to work together as a team. Team learning, is a good approach to include all learners by giving them the opportunity to see that all students in the class, irrespective of their background can contribute to the session.
Learners can be included in classroom activity by using e-learning and technology for example a learner with epilepsy may need regular breaks from using a computer screen. All learners will need access to equipment. Some learners may be unable to work with certain types of technology, reasons including inexperience or their disability. On these occasions, it is very useful to assess the learners’ needs prior to the beginning of the course. If a learner uses a wheelchair, a room with easy access could be looked at. Ground floor venues with lots of space would make things easier. Sometimes a learner with learning difficulties will need support. This can be organised prior to the course.
Carefully preparing your course materials with equality in mind, may involve altering font sizes and adjusting handouts to suit everyone. It may involve in some circumstances altering the language used. Being able to hand out documents with differing languages on, this may help everyone feel at home and understand important things such as health and safety lists for the training room.
It is important due to some legislation that we embrace equality and diversity. By displaying views and ideas in a positive manner, we can ensure inclusion and build an improved learning environment. Ensuring all learners participate can prove...
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