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A friend showed me this website were you can take courses online funded by universities, businesses and charities. I thought this was good To continue studying after university, it can be added to my cv and it will help with keeping up to date with the education sector. I have been told that it is important especially for teachers to continue life-long learning, my college lectures are all completing MA this year and have recommended doing so as well. But first these courses would be a good way to start. They have courses on education which I am looking into, Below are the courses I am signed up for and some information about what they include.
Does Education for All, mean all? What are the barriers to participating in education? How do you include “all” in the classroom? We will examine issues related to inclusion and equity in education, and think about how we can support the learning of those who are marginalised and excluded.
During the course, you will meet key individuals who work “on the ground” with young people who are or have been marginalised and excluded from their right to education. You will also meet academics involved in teacher education.
Together, we will reflect on the conundrum of why some young people are still marginalised and excluded from learning, thus requiring us to “break down the barriers,” so that they can participate in education.
Strengthening capacity within and through teachers and teacher education will in turn strengthen a country’s capacity to build an inclusive learning environment, so we will also look to the future and consider how educators can provide learning experiences that take account of all learners.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Understand the international legislation relating to Education for All, children’s rights, inclusion and disability;
Identify and discuss the barriers faced by groups of learners that are disenfranchised from educational opportunities;
Describe different ways of breaking down the barriers that exist for some groups of learners;
Discuss the complexity of inclusive education and understand why issues of social justice and equity along with attitudes and understanding are critical to the achievement of inclusive practices for learners.
Have you or a family member ever been excluded from any learning, social, or other activity — at work, at school or socially? You may remember how painful this experience was. Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability — their exclusion robs them of their potential and diminishes our society.
Understand inclusive education and disability
Inclusive education is about addressing barriers to learning and participation and transforming school communities to allow them to really benefit from inclusion. Although inclusive education is about all forms of diversity, on this course you learn specifically about disability — as it is often an aspect of diversity that is neglected.
Find out how to create an inclusive environment
Access to education for children with disabilities has been a challenge in many countries, with problems ranging from lack of resources, discriminatory policies, cultural and social prejudice, as well as the lack of practical support for teachers and parents.
This course aims to help teachers, other professionals and parents to tackle inclusion, in a practical way, in their own environment. Over six weeks, we will look at the background of disability and strategies for creating an enabling environment in the school and community.
You will learn in a variety of ways, from short video lectures, readings and discussions, to online quizzes. Each will introduce different perspectives in the inclusive education framework and help you to apply inclusive education in your own context.
The course is aimed at teachers, other professionals and parents interested in developing inclusive education.
If you are part of a community wanting to develop inclusive education in a school, you could form a group to support each other’s learning (either virtual or physical). Use this course to try out some of the strategies suggested for developing an inclusive education environment and we will provide additional resources for those wanting to implement inclusive education principles and practices.