Assignment 302 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
Word count 1,965
Task Ai Briefing document
Produce a briefing document for a new member of staff who will be delivering classes in your specialist area embedding functional skills. The document should demonstrate your understanding of:
A) The key features of inclusive teaching and learning (ref. 1.1)
Inclusive learning is about ensuring all your learners have the opportunity to be involved and included in the learning process. It’s also about treating all learners equally and fairly, without directly or indirectly excluding anyone. Inclusion is about attitudes as well as behaviour, as learners can be affected by the words or actions of others. All learners must feel that they are positively and equally valued and accepted, and that their efforts to learn are recognised, and judged without bias. It is not enough that they are tolerated. They must feel that they and the groups to which they belong (e.g. gender, social-class or attainment groups) are fully and equally accepted and valued by you, and the establishment in which you work’. You are not teaching your subject to a group of learners who are all the same, but to a group of individuals with different experiences, abilities and needs which should be recognised and respected. Agreeing individual learning plans (ILPs) can help formalise this.
B) Why it is important to provide opportunities for learners to develop their English, Mathematics, ICT and wider skills such as communication, personal and employability.
Providing opportunities for learners to practice the skills they need often means hiding them on normal learning activities as many learners are resistant to Maths, Literacy and information Communication Technology (ICT) classes. The idea of functional skills was developed by Government to “provide essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will...
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