Ptlls 6302

Briefing Document Inclusive Learning:

Aspect of inclusive learning:
Inclusive learning is involving all learners regardless of their needs, culture, gender, ability or learning styles. You must treat everyone as an individual equally and fairly without directly or indirectly excluding them. Everyone will be different and you have to recognise and understand those differences. Some learners could feel excluded during your session if their needs are not met. You should strive to give each learner a sense of worth. Therefore you need to know in advance what their needs are by either initial assessment or induction process.
Inclusion is also about attitudes as well as behaviour and learners could be affected by words or actions of others to overcome this you would set down ground rules which could be negotiated or Non-negotiated. These can be either trainer lead, organisation lead or learner lead.
For example you can put learners into groups and give out flip chart and ask them to come up with the ground rules, Some rules are mandatory like health and safety. Using learners names when talking to them will help ensure they feel included.

How to Motivate and engage learners in an inclusive learning environment  

You will need to be aware of what motivates your learners as their willingness to learn will affect their learning and behaviour during your session. Just because a learners is on the course does not mean he/she will be motivated as he/she has been told to attend. You could use the following example to motivate the learners
• Ask what,why,who,where,when and how questions as these require the learner to answer more detail than just saying yes or no
• Set clear and manageable targets for the learners
• Treat each learner as an individual and show them respect
• Give constructive feedback on a on-going basis
• Do not create intense competition
• Make activities interesting , practical and relevant

You could always relate to Maslow...