Pttls Assignment 3

Theory Assignment 3

Question: Explain how you could promote inclusion, equality and diversity with your current/future learners. Identify other points of referral available to meet the potential needs of learners.

It is the responsibility of the tutor to ensure that every student in their lesson is treated equally; feels valued, respected and should actively promote these. No two students are the same, differences should be identified and teaching adapted to support individual learning needs and abilities thus promoting inclusion. Any learning barrier should be monitored effectively throughout the entire course. Supporting students equally may include adapting handouts, using visual aids or moving a student to the front of the class who is visually impaired. Identifying these individuals’ needs will promote a sense of inclusion equality and diversity.

To assume nothing and treat your students as individuals is a key principle.

Completed enrolment forms initially indentify additional learner support needs. This information helps when producing an individual learning plan and early intervention with any additional support needs e.g. learning support or counselling. This can encourage engagement and help with inclusion in the classroom.

Not all students volunteer additional support needs or even know that they need them; continuous assessment will help identify these. Students should be encouraged to accept additional support in order to help overcome boundaries. Students should be made to feel welcome by creating a good first impression e.g. smiling, looking calm and being confident. Every student should be encouraged to participate in the classroom, regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age or religious belief. Every student should have the same opportunity.

It is important that no student be at a disadvantage or subject to discrimination when applying to attend a course at...