Topic 3: Inclusive pedagogies

Print Topic Michelle, Year 4 teacher, Cherbourg

Pedagogy that is inclusive, that is culturally appropriate and that fosters a stimulating learning environment will address the learning needs of all students.

Inclusive practice widens participation by all students and as teachers we know that our classes contain students with a range of language and cultural backgrounds and educational needs. Teaching in order to maximise learning creates an inclusive environment.

This topic will help you:

  • Develop appropriate strategies that will benefit all students in the classroom.
  • Utilise pedagogical understandings to investigate and reflect on current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, multi-cultural, anti-racism and NESB education policies, programs and services.
  • Evaluate your  role in contributing to student outcomes, equality and quality of school education.

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Students from diverse backgrounds

Students from diverse backgrounds will succeed when they feel that teachers understand their life experiences and care about their learning.
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Inclusive pedagogy

Teaching strategies for working with students from diverse backgrounds.
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Embedding Indigenous perspectives

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives should be a natural part of every school day – right across the curriculum.
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Personalised Learning Plans

Initial Teacher Education has always advocated that students be seen as individuals who have diverse abilities and needs.
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Readings

Suggested readings for Topic 3: Inclusive pedagogies
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Eight Ways: A pedagogical model

Activity: How might each of the eight aspects of the 8 Ways pedagogical model relate to your local Aboriginal community?
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A mind map of inclusion

Activity: Reflect on statements about inclusion, and prepare a mind map.
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Diversity

Activity: A comparison of people and vegetables.
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Equity and inclusion

Activity: Consider what we mean by equity and how it relates to equality, as the two ideas are tied to inclusion.
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Difference and young children

Activity: Tutorial discussion on difference and diversity using digital and print materials.
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Personalised Learning Plans

Activity: Develop Personalised Learning Plans.
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Engaging students

Assessment: Devise a plan to show how to utilise digital resources in starting and concluding a lesson on your classroom placement.
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Professional reflections

Assessment: Reflect on an experience in your life when you felt ‘different’.
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Inclusive pedagogies portfolio

Assessment: Commence an 'Inclusive pedagogies' portfolio.
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Topic review

Review the concepts, activities and assessment tasks in Topic 3.
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