Explain how you would promote inclusion, equality and diversity with your current/future learners. Identify other points of referral available to meet the potential needs of learners.
Without the doubt, every person has got the right to be educated in a safe and friendly environment where all their individual needs are met; and yet they form one group. Here I am going to explain the meaning of inclusion, equality and diversity and point out how they could be embedded in my teaching practice. Inclusion means involving every student in all classroom activities; it is ensuring that nobody is excluded directly on indirectly. Equality is about giving everyone the right to learn, regardless their age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief and sexual orientation. Diversity is valuing and promoting differences among students. It is incredibly vital to ensure that all these are embedded in our teaching practice. First of all it is crucial to accept that every student is different, thus they will have disparate learning styles and needs. Learners might also come from various cultural backgrounds, therefore, while preparing my teaching sessions I would always make sure that nothing could be viewed as insulting or disrespectful. I would encourage my students to be proud of their culture and ensure that student respect one another. Prior to the start of the course I would carry an initial assessment that would enable me to decide what adjustments I might take, and I would discuss the results with the learners. One of the most crucial things is involving all learners during the sessions. For instance, differentiating the resources to meet all their needs, such as increasing the font or using different colour paper for handouts will help them learn. Learners must know that we treat them as individuals that form a group. It is very important to ask student for feedback and suggestions for future improvements. Students must also be aware of the additional support...
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