Understanding Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Lifelong Learning

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Unit 009 Understanding inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning My aim in this unit is to look at inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning and explore it in the context of teaching Information Technology. I will analyse and evaluate aspects, strategies and approaches to inclusive learning. I will explain how areas like resources, functional skills, feedback and assessment opportunities can help learners achieve their goals and beyond. Also, I will show how important the learning environment is towards motivating learners and promoting respect for others. Inclusion is ensuring that all learners feel part of the learning process and can participate and contribute in order to get the best opportunity to…show more content…
Most learners with skills gap will move toward courses not linked directly with English, Mathematics and ICT but feel that doing them as a subject will not be relevant to their needs. Information Technology classes can promote skills in literacy when learners create PowerPoint presentations where they would need to check for spelling and grammar. Numeracy skills can be incorporated by using charts, tables and graphs in learning to use Excel. Language skills are useful with learner led or teacher led discussion groups or question and answer segments where learners will be able to practice this skill. Once we can identify the learner’s needs then planning the sessions can have purpose and direction. According to Francis and Gould (2009:59) it is important to “give purpose and direction to your planning”. When teaching a course on computers to absolute beginners, a teacher may want to help learners gain the knowledge and skills to use a computer which they can use at work or home. One of the tools that can help to make sure this learning objective is achieved is SMART which is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound. It makes sense to describe what is to be learned, what can be done as a result, using various methods to teach it, how useful would it be to help learners now and in the future and how long it will take to achieve. Teachers may
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