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British Council

Exploring Inclusive Pedagogies

British Council via FutureLearn


Examine the impact of inclusive pedagogies in primary and secondary education

Inclusive pedagogies can help create a fair and thriving learning environment for every student.

On this three-week course, you’ll delve into the pedagogical practices of inclusive education and discover how you can ensure all students have the chance to fulfil their potential within your school.

Create an inclusive learning environment with improved classroom management strategies

Inclusive learning environments promote fairness, equality, and support in their everyday frameworks and practices.

On this course, you’ll examine the concept of inclusion and the issues surrounding it. Using behaviour management techniques and whole classroom strategies, you’ll learn how to establish a classroom environment where students feel safe and able to learn.

With this knowledge, you can identify areas for improvement schoolwide and plan ways to promote inclusion across all teaching.

Investigate how to differentiate and promote inclusive learning in your classroom

There are a number of key concepts affecting educational inclusivity, including unconscious bias, medical and social models, and differentiation.

You’ll explore each of these factors and ways to address their impact on learning. You’ll learn practical teaching strategies to ensure individual learning needs are met within your classroom setting.

Develop an ethos of inclusion within the school community

Stepping beyond the classroom, you’ll explore how inclusive pedagogies can provide a foundation for your whole school ethos or mission statement. By doing so, you can ensure that your students remain supported throughout their school journey.

By the end of this course, you’ll have explored the concept of inclusive pedagogies and how these can be developed and embedded into educational frameworks.

This course is designed for primary and secondary school teachers wanting to enhance their teaching practice and understand inclusive pedagogical methods. It is also suitable for other members of school communities including school leaders who may want to develop inclusive practices across their school.


  • Understanding inclusion
    • Introduction to exploring inclusive pedagogies
    • Looking at the concept of inclusion
    • Exploring inclusion in schools
    • Review
  • Promoting inclusion in the classroom
    • Inclusion in the classroom
    • Medical and social models
    • Creating an inclusive ethos through classroom management
    • Review
  • Reflection, action planning and going beyond the classroom
    • Reflecting on practice
    • Action planning
    • Towards an inclusive school community
    • Review and next steps

Taught by

Marina Gautier


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