Inclusive education is a fundamental human right that enables all other rights. It involves the provision of equitable learning opportunities to all students across all levels of education through the removal of barriers to access and participation. When enacted well, inclusion is a process that benefits all students. In this course, you will learn about the fundamental concepts, research evidence, international laws, and national legislation underpinning inclusion. You will understand how and why genuine inclusion differs from other forms of education provision, and what practices are necessary to achieve and sustain it.
Evolve with QUTeX
Build the skills and knowledge necessary to make inclusive education work for all children and young people. Learn about the Australian and international laws and systems, and discover the historical, legal and educational influences on the development of inclusive education practices. Gain the deep conceptual knowledge that teachers need to be able to design learning experiences, assessments and environments that are accessible to all students.
Who should participate?
Practitioners and parents interested in achieving genuine inclusion, including principals, teachers, teacher aides, school counsellors, and allied health professionals.
For Australian educators, this module aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
4.1 Support student participation
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice