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Changing classroom practice

Changing practice is crucial in creating an inclusive school. Watch this video by Chioma Ohajunwa. Join the Education for All free online course.

Image of course layout with focus on the word classroomWelcome to week 5. This week we discuss the various ways of supporting active learning and engagement in the classroom.

When teachers work with the class to create a group bond to enable a conducive learning space, they have to pay particular attention that the children with special needs are fully included within the class. Inclusion may not happen without deliberate planning on the part of the class teacher as well as the wider school community.

Adopting this approach will mean changing existing practices, and that is the essence of inclusive practice: the removal of barriers that prevent children from learning rather than expecting the children to fit into practices that do not meet their needs.

Experienced teachers and lecturers Dr Emma McKinney and Dr Sindiswa (‘Tiny’) Stofile will be talking about what teachers can do in the classroom.

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