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Understanding Inclusive Education: Children’s Individuality
Develop inclusive education by putting the unique child at the centre
Designed by experts at The Open University, this five-week course will develop your awareness of special educational needs and disability (SEND) from the perspective of children, and how an inclusive environment provides support for them.
Explore key children’s rights legislation
You’ll start by exploring the background to children’s rights, with a focus on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC 1989). You’ll consider how this is implemented in educational settings from the perspective of the child, including their right to education, to be heard, and to be involved.
Examine how children see their own needs and rights
You’ll develop your understanding of how children perceive their own disability and the impact it has on them.
Children have different needs at different times. Throughout this course, you’ll build your awareness of how to identify children’s educational needs, learning vital strategies you can use to adapt your approach and provide the right support.
You’ll meet Ava, whose story about living with non-verbal, autism and masking, ADHD and dyslexia will help you develop ideas of how to integrate inclusivity and the child’s voice into an educational setting.
Gain the skills to create inclusive environments for children
This course will give you the skills and knowledge to understand how to maximise participation, take child-centred approaches, and create accessible resources.
By the end, you’ll take away a deepened knowledge of how to plan inclusive educational provision that represents the views of children. As a result of your learning, you’ll feel informed to further appreciate the uniqueness of every child within the context of the broader system of diagnosis and provision.
- Children’s rights: The unique child versus inclusion
- Children’s voices: How do special educational needs or disability impact on the child?
- The unique child: Knowledge and understanding of conditions
- Alternative communication: Planning inclusive provision
- Enabling learning: Starting with the child
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Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Demonstrate an awareness of statutory guidance implemented in educational settings, including codes of practice
- Reflect on the role of children’s voices and their participation in decision-making
- Develop an appreciation and awareness that each child has a unique set of needs
- Identify strategies of support for individual children
- Apply ideas into everyday practice
Who is the course for?
This course is for learners who would like to develop their skills and knowledge of special educational needs and disability. It will enhance the professional development of those working or volunteering in care or educational settings with children aged under 12, including pre-school education and care settings for babies and children aged 0-5 years. It’s also suitable for parents and carers who wish to extend their knowledge in the area.
Learning will be beneficial to anyone seeking a career in teaching or supporting learners in schools or other contexts. It will also be useful for professionals working in agencies across the health and social care sectors, for example social workers or health visitors.
Who developed the course?
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
- Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
- Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
- Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
- Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
- Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
- Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
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