Essay on Assignment Unit 302 Oct 13 Chris Pi

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Learner Name: Chris Piggott

Assignment 302: Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training
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Introduction:
The assignment for Unit 302 asks you to demonstrate your understanding and use of inclusive teaching and learning approaches to meet the needs of learners. It includes how to create a learning environment that engages and motivates learners, and planning, delivery and evaluation of inclusive teaching and learning. It also requires that you deliver a microteaching session and to evaluate your own delivery practice.
The assignment is designed to ensure by completing all tasks, you will meet the learning
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Describe features of inclusive teaching and learning, explaining why it’s important to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment. (1.1 & 2.1)

In essence, inclusive teaching means teaching in ways that do not exclude learners, accidentally or intentionally, from opportunities to learn. By inclusive we mean valuing the contribution of learners regardless of their backgrounds and value systems. It is not about providing ‘remedial’ or ‘special’ measures for certain groups of learners.
Florian and Black-Hawkins (2010) describe their conceptualization of inclusive pedagogy:
Our conceptualization of inclusive pedagogy focuses on how to extend what is ordinarily available in the community of the classroom as a way of reducing the need to mark some learners as different. This is underpinned by a shift in pedagogical thinking from an approach that works for most learners existing alongside something ‘additional’ or ‘different’ for those (some) who experience difficulties, towards one that involves providing rich learning opportunities that are sufficiently made available for everyone, so that all learners are able to participate in classroom life.

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