a) Outline the key features of inclusive teaching and learning
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. You are not teaching you’re 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) and/or action plans can help ...view middle of the document...
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So as the above examples are all so important for our residents and staff we need to ensure that staff are able to do so with confidence. We ask all new starters to complete a learners needs and learning style questionnaire before commencing induction training to highlight any support we may need to put in place and ensure our teaching is meeting the needs of our learners (please see attached document). We work with Coleg Llandrillo who provide some staff with ESOL training and before commencing their QCF ( qualification Credit Framework) they have to complete the Essential Skills either Level 2 or 3.
c) Identify method and strategies to create and maintain an inclusive teaching a learning environment.
The ultimate form of resistance for people who feel powerless in a hostile environment is the refusal to learn (Kohl, 1994)
Perceptions of unfairness can induce feelings of learned helplessness (Peterson et al., 1995)
d) Identify methods and strategies to motivate and engage learners.
The use of ice breakers are a good start to engage leaners, if everyone in the class didn’t know each other, it would be quite daunting to speak in a small or large group so by intriducing ourselves and giving a few facts about each other enables the learners to feel a lot more at ease quickly. Collaborative exercises can involve joint efforts by both learners and trainer to allow groups to work together to mutually understand, discuss and solve. This can be done through mind mapping.
Provide variety within the course, teaching in different methods is welcomed by staff, rather than ‘death by power point’ use group exercises, role play and games to keep the learners engaged and motivated.
e) Ground rules (cross reference to assignment 301)