Unit 417

LO 1     1.1 & 1.2 Review the impact of personal social and cultural factors and the impact of different cognitive, physical and sensory abilities on learning.
This report looks at educational inclusion; it will review the impact on a range of barriers to learning. Inclusion is a term used to describe the teachers need to meet the different needs of individuals, when individuals needs are not met it’s referred to as exclusion.
To make sure individual students are included in learning a teacher will need to know and understand their learners, Individual needs can range from personal, social, cultural, cognitive, physical or sensory, so inclusivity in education endeavours to make sure there is effective differentiation within the classroom so that all learners have an equal and fair access to learning and assessment.
“Step into any classroom and you should see learners engaged in activities, either individually, in pairs, small groups, large groups or as a whole class. The learners are likely to have different backgrounds, experiences and learning needs. Your responsibility to these learners is to create an environment that will actively include them all in each and every lesson. When you meet the needs of your learners in this way you are creating an inclusive learning environment ” (Machin, Hindmarch, Murray, & Richardson, 2014).
When inclusion is effective it enables achievement and success, motivates learners and develops and maintains positive attitudes.
Inclusive Practice
Inclusive practice can be defined as attitudes, approaches and strategies that we take to ensure that no learners are excluded or isolated from the education on offer.
In other words, we all work to create a culture where all learners feel welcome, accepted, safe, valued and confident that they will get the right support to assist them to develop their talent and achieve their goals. To be able to include all learners we need to be able to identify what the barriers are and how they...