Online course in Teaching

Inclusive Education: Essential Knowledge for Success

Discover what inclusive education really is, explore its benefits and learn to implement it at system, school and classroom level.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 1 hour
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Learn how to uphold the rights of all students to be included.

All students should feel like they have the same opportunities to participate and achieve in education. Through this course with QUT, you will learn the concepts that underpin inclusive practice.

You will learn the history of inclusive education, and how it differs from integration and special education. You will also explore what you as an educator, professional or parent can do to uphold a student’s right to inclusive education.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is inclusive education?
  • Concepts that underpin inclusion
  • Inclusive education in context

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 9 Dec 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explain the history of inclusive education
  • Compare integration, special education and inclusive education
  • Describe educators’ obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
  • Apply inclusive language
  • Explain the social model of disability and universal design principles

Who is the course for?

This course is for teachers, other professionals and parents looking to understand genuine inclusion in education.

Who will you learn with?

Linda Graham

Linda Graham

Professor Linda Graham leads QUT's Centre for Inclusive Education and coordinates LCN629, the core unit in the M.Ed (Inclusive Education) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Haley Tancredi

Haley Tancredi

Haley is a PhD candidate and sessional academic in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education in the Faculty of Education, QUT. Haley is also an educational speech pathologist.

Who developed the course?

QUT is a leading Australian university ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide by the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in Brisbane, it attracts over 50,000 students.

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