Inclusivity Of All Students Is Essential For Effective Teaching And Learning

718 Words Aug 20th, 2016 3 Pages
Inclusivity of all students is essential for effective teaching and learning. There is not a ‘One size fits all’ approach to learning. Therefore understanding students and how they learn is paramount for equity of all students. This essay will demonstrate how inclusion, diversity of learners , differentiation of lessons together with ethical and legal responsibilities for teachers and professional conduct, all align together to provide an inclusive, safe classroom for all students regardless of ability.
Classrooms today have a range of diverse students who should have access to the same quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background, varied skills and abilities, health, gender and ethnicity (Fogaty, 2016) through an inclusive learning environment. This allows all students to be respected and are therefore able to reach their full potential. This would allow for “all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens” (Melbourne Declaration on Educational goals for young Australians, 2008, p.8). When looking at lesson differentiation in the classroom, the diverse range of learning styles and strategies need to be incorporated. (University of Southern Queensland, 2016). Specific adjustments need to be made through the five dimensions of differentiation by the teacher adjusting the content, process, product and environment (Fogaty, 2016). This is in alignment with The Australian Professional…

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