Using inclusive practices

Using inclusive practices is one of the 12 professional practices in the British Council's CPD framework for teachers. It involves recognising and valuing diversity among my learners, using pedagogical strategies that encourage inclusive education within a supportive learning environment, supporting learners in identifying, addressing and assessing realistic individual learning goals based on reasonable adjustment, being aware of beliefs and how they can impact on establishing and maintaining an inclusive learning environment, assessing individual learners in a variety of ways that allow them to demonstrate the progress they are making, treating learners equitably and with respect, developing positive attitudes towards diversity in learners, involving parents, learners and other relevant individuals in creating an inclusive learning environment and reflecting on how inclusive the learning environment is.

Using inclusive practices involves
  • Recognising and valuing diversity among my learners in relation to areas, which include:
    • language background
    • cognitive ability
    • academic ability
    • physical ability
    • social background
    • behavioural differences
    • disability
    • age
    • gender
    • race and ethnicity
    • sexual orientation
    • religion and belief
  • Using pedagogical strategies that encourage inclusive education within a supportive learning environment.
  • Supporting my learners in identifying, addressing and assessing realistic individual learning goals based on reasonable adjustment.
  • Being aware of my beliefs and how they can impact on establishing and maintaining an inclusive learning environment.
  • Assessing individual learners in a variety of ways that allow them to demonstrate the progress they are making.
  • Treating all my learners equitably and with respect.
  • Developing positive attitudes towards diversity in my learners.
  • Involving parents, learners and other relevant individuals in creating an inclusive learning environment.
  • Reflecting on how inclusive my learning environment is and taking steps to improve it.
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