Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches

Assignment two


Assignment Two
Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches

1.1 Describe features of inclusive teaching and learning.  

You need to be careful not to make cultural assumptions in order to make students of a different culture feel included.   Give different hand-outs to suit different learning styles (VARK). Small group work is good for giving all students the opportunity to give their opinions and learn from others in the group.   Icebreakers are good for each learner to have an input.   Identify different learning styles to ensure all learners are engaged.   Identify any additional learning needs such as dyslexia.

1.2 Compare the strengths and limitations of teaching and learning approaches used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting individual learner needs.  

Power point can be monotonous and boring leaving learners de-motivated, especially for someone who learns better by the Kinaesthetic approach.   Using a book can be limiting for someone who prefers to learn by Kinaesthetic, Aural and Visual approaches, some learners find it difficult to retain information by reading a book.   In our approach at work we use a mixture of power point (with some funny pictures), interaction by discussion, a quiz, gaining feedback and asking learners what they think about a particular topic, this seems to cater quite well for our learners as evidenced by our evaluation process.   I think it is good to have a mixture of learning styles to keep all learners engaged.

1.3 Explain why it is important to provide opportunities for learners to develop their English, mathematics, ICT and wider skills.  

We use these basic skills every day for telling the time, this helps us keep to a schedule.   Making sure we have been given the correct change from a shop, checking we have been paid the correct amount from the hours...