Dtlls Year 1 Inclusive Practice

This assignment will cover the optional unit for the Year 1 DTLLS course, looking at Inclusivity, this work has been researched using recognised text books as well as web based resources.

Influences and barriers to learning
There are a large number of things that can influence learning the list below is not definitive to this it is just where my research has taken me.

1. Clarity - This refers to the ability of the learner to clearly see, hear, and understand what is being said. Threats to clarity include small fonts, jargon, slurred speech, obstructions to sight, and ambiguous language.
2. Task Orientation - People tend to learn better when they are engaged in a task. If they spend time with introductions, attendance, or other "housekeeping" chores, they have less time to spend on task. Teachers and lecturers who keep guiding their students back to the topic have a better chance of achieving their objectives.
3. Student Opportunity - Students should be given the opportunity to engage the material. This could mean that the teacher is quiet at times to allow the learners to digest what they've heard. Or maybe there is an activity where the learner writes something, or discusses an issue with the person next to them. If a hands-on activity is indicated, be sure to budget adequate time, space, and materials for all learners to adequately engage the material.
4. Variety - Some people learn better by listening, some by seeing, and some by doing. Regardless of their best mode of learning, it would help everybody in your group if you covered the material in a variety of ways. For example, if you are teaching learner how to properly install a wireless network, you might wish to show a short video, use a large illustration sample network, hand out a brochure with text and graphics, and have everybody practice. (This might seem time consuming, but each could probably be done in a class session.) The variety of approaches has a better chance of...