Discover ways to make education more inclusive, especially in areas where resources are limited.
Learn practical strategies for making education inclusive
Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability - robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society.
On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area.
Join us and help create a world where learning is for all children.
When would you like to start?
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Describe the principles and approaches of inclusive education.
- Discuss the role of the family and the community in supporting inclusive education.
- Apply ideas for inclusive education practices in the classroom.
- Identify environmental and social barriers to inclusion.
- Explore how to create an inclusive school environment.
- Explore the impact of attitudes on one's ability to implement inclusive education.
Who is the course for?
The course has been created for 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 and try out inclusive strategies. We will provide additional resources and ideas for those wanting to implement inclusive education practices, especially in low resource settings.
Who will you learn with?
Judith is a lecturer and researcher in Disability Studies at the University of Cape Town. She has worked in rural areas focusing particularly on community-based and interdisciplinary projects.
Chioma has a B.Ed in Special Education, MPhil in Disability Studies and is currently working on her PhD. Chioma has worked in the disability field in Nigeria, Liberia and South Africa.
Who developed the course?
University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town is one of the leading higher education and research institutions on the African continent and has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected worldwide.
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