Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training

Group B
Understanding and Using Inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

Zena Betts

1.1 Describe features of inclusive teaching and learning
What is Inclusion – an environment where everyone has an opportunity to fully participate?
In education this means everyone has the same opportunity, there should be no boundaries
such as ethnicity, gender or disability. All students should feel valued, be able to mix and
participate with all members of the group be in a safe and positive environment.
Gravells (2014) states:
‘You are not teaching your subject to a group of learners who are all the same, but to a
group of individuals with different experiences, abilities and needs, which should be
recognised and respected’.
I like to make all of my students feel important, speaking to them directly, using eye contact,
using their name, asking them direct questions. Initially I carry out an assessment to test their
prior knowledge, their preferred learning styles and to assess if any additional support is
required. I can then adjust the teaching level and pitch it correctly to each individual.
Equality ensures individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally (Equality Act
2010) No less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability,
religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value
people’s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive[DH1]
culture for all staff and students.

1.2 Compare strengths and limitations of teaching and learning approaches used
in own area of specialism in relation to meeting individual learning needs
According to Fleming (2001):
‘People can be grouped by different learning styles, visual, aural, read/write and
Understanding these four learning techniques in my particular working environment is really
important because Domiciliary Care can be a...