Outline Of The Legislation And Policy Of An Inclusive Classroom Environment

934 Words Aug 25th, 2016 4 Pages
Students require lessons built around their specific needs and abilities to give them the greatest change of success. The one size fits all approach to learning no longer meets the expectations of the community nor the legal and ethical obligations. This essay will discuss elements of the legislation and policy that related to inclusivity and diversity. It will then discuss and justify the differentiation made to the lesson plan to support learners with difficulties and gifted learners. Creation of an inclusive classroom environment allows all students, regardless of their abilities the opportunity to succeed, become engaged and participate fully within each lesson. A teacher’s ability to differentiate the product, process, environment and content of a lesson plan will assist the students to extend and attain required knowledge and skills while also meeting standards 7.1 “Meet professional ethics and responsibilities” and 7.2 “Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements” of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), 2011). Differentiating lessons will also meet the legal obligations of inclusivity as stated within the Public Sector Ethics Act 1992 and Queensland Government standard of practice to be “committed to honest, fair and respectful engagement with the community” (Department of Education and Training, 2016) and also links to the code of conduct which states “We…

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