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Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion

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University of Cape Town via FutureLearn

34 Reviews 3672 students interested
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate $44 Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

Learn practical strategies for making education inclusive

Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability - robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society.

On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area.

Join us and help create a world where learning is for all children.

The course has been created for teachers, other professionals and parents interested in developing inclusive education.

If you are part of a community wanting to develop inclusive education in a school, you could form a group to support each other’s learning and try out inclusive strategies. We will provide additional resources and ideas for those wanting to implement inclusive education practices, especially in low resource settings.

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion
4.7 Based on 34 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 11 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This has been an encouraging and motivating course in which I have enjoyed listening to different people from many different countries and cultures talk about their life, experiences and pieces of advice to put into practice. All this has helped me understand more about disabilities and how different schools face it. It will definitely make a difference in my teaching. I am sure I will have a chance to use the material and resources we have been given in this course. A great message to pass around is that about how all members in a community can change things by collaborating. Thank you
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Phenyo K
5.0 11 months ago
Phenyo completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is useful for my present career as an educator, more especially since we are aiming at putting to practice an Inclusive Education. There are videos and articles available on the site to simplify the contents for this course. I was able to reflect back to real life situations, and this helped me follow.

I have learned that learners need to be supported and catered for according to their various abilities, by everyone in the community. No learner should be disadvantaged because of their physical or mental abilities.

I am grateful, I have taken this course. Thank you!!

Phenyo Koka
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course has inspired my learning curiosity in wanting to make a difference at my place of work. Whilst we do have some sort of inclusive educational approach, I am not sure exactly how the provision is run or how effective it is etc.,

I would like to make a difference in teaching ICT at the lower levels of learning - inclusivity is going to take time, looking at the current structure, speaking to tutors etc., I am currently studying for my MA in Education and I think I would like to incorporate something to do with inclusive learning as part of my dissertation.

Thank you very much.
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Shavaughn B
4.0 3 years ago
by Shavaughn completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course was really great - It was easy to follow and was filled with lots of useful resources, videos, documents, links and more!

I really enjoyed the interaction with other attendees and the opportunity to ask the lecturers questions.

It also stimulates action towards a more inclusive environment in your own community and in that way enables you to create change in your area!

I highly recommend it to parents, teachers, therapists, headmasters and anyone involved in Inclusive Education!
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Peter L
5.0 3 years ago
by Peter completed this course.
Really great course. Ih has been Very informative and a eal eye opener for even an experienced teacher. It clarified so many doubts I had had which my teacher training never even touched on. ...And this course was only 6 weeks long. I would encourage anyone interested in learning the ESSENTIAL basics of inclusive education practices to take this course.
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Louise C
5.0 8 months ago
Louise completed this course.
I thoroughly enjoyed and really benefitted from taking this course. It has really opened my eyes to the big picture, that Inclusive Education, really is about engaging all the players from individuals to organizations and institutions bringing them together to share goals, aspirations and will to create a society where everyone is valued and given an opportunity to contribute. Thank you!
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Anonymous
4.0 9 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I have learned so much in the past few weeks. This course has opened my eyes to social inclusion and the challenges as well as the solutions that comes with it. The resources and insights shared was phenomenal. Great course. Thank you
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Sarah O
5.0 2 years ago
by Sarah completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Thorough - with enough academic credibility and research, balanced with real-life stories and practical application. An excellent course, and designed to create action beyond the academics. Can highly recommend it!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course that taught me a lot about inclusion around the world and in particular throughout some nations in Africa. While my own country has definite policies relating to inclusion and every student must be welcomed within their choice of school, there is still a lot to learn from every experience. It is not an easy field of education as every student requires a different solution. The importance of families was shown - they are the ones that carry the full weight of responsibility for their child and often there are not enough supports for them as they do perhaps the most difficult job in the world in caring for a child with disability. And the importance of governments, schools and individuals within the school community was also discussed. I enjoyed the range of topics and speakers and appreciated the insights and sharing of every presenter.
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Anonymous
5.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course has been tremendously informative, interesting and very helpful. It changes a person's perspective and perception as to how you see things. Not only are you learning as an individual, but you also learn about people's stories and what they encounter in life, so this makes it more meaningful as well as sharing discussions with others, this way you engaging and get to understand and learn from others as well. This course has been a great experience and opportunity to learn and understand what inclusion is all about and how one should implement it and encourage others as well.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoyed this course it was thought provoking and provided many useful materials which can be used or adapted to ones own use. My perspective was from a parents view point but many students were teachers or other professionals and many contributed to give an all round view of the problem. The contributors to the course were inspirational. This course presented how other countries were dealing with inclusion and the drive and passion it took to achieve their aims. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in inclusion.
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Anonymous
5.0 6 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent well constructed course. Listening to different perspectives and interacting with different ways of learning has been great. Able to learn at my own pace and review materials repeatedly if needed. Variety of materials, videos, articles, discussions, make for interesting learning and ensured I was motivated throughout this course. Weekly format works well, not too content heavy, so that I felt able to complete each week and stay on track to finish in the 6 weeks.
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Anonymous
5.0 6 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is very useful because as a student who is studying towards becoming a teacher, I have been made aware of many issues regarding the classroom that I was bot aware of. I have learned that each learner is important as the next, and that it is important to that no learner is left behind. I also learned that learners with disabilities do not have to go to special schools to have access to the best quality of education.
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Anonymous
4.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I had enjoyed the six week course. I enthusiastically completed the course. I have expected more recent resources on the course through the email or uploading within the course. The resources discussed oil the course seems to be quite short and which I feel incomplete. I am hopeful that they are included in the course sooner. Otherwise, the course is appropriate.
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Goodness N
4.0 6 months ago
Goodness completed this course.
I enjoyed the course it highlighted more on what I didn't understand. More especially on disability learners on how they should be taught gave more insight on every different learner deserves to get a better education as every child in school or in the community. Gave me more shared support and knowledge on inclusive education.
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Ranjulata S
5.0 6 months ago
Ranjulata is taking this course right now.
This course under future learn is really very good . Modules planned every week are Informative and relevant. All the links shared during this course are very good. One can learn a lot technically and can practice following the same. For me it is very helpful. Thank you so much for creating these course modules.
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Afera A
4.0 a month ago
Afera is taking this course right now.
Course was interesting , informative and productive. The duration and time given was great as well. Hats off to the people involved for their efforts and work done . Such an inspiration and motivation.i highly recommend this course to all educators and even individuals we all need to make an inclusive world
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Anonymous
5.0 7 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
My class for this course almost end.Yes,I did it [90 percents] and the last step keep going on.

It's very good course for everyone,especially teachers,educators,parents who have son/daughter are disability.This course will show/guide you ..how to work with those impacts.Thanks for a very good course.
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Anonymous
4.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Great learning experience.

The course provides plenty of practical tips.

Useful to develop a critical awareness approach of social inclusion, in order to meet the needs of the kids with any sort of disability and to create a better generation of learners...
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Ross A
5.0 a month ago
Ross completed this course.
The course Education for All is a comprehensive introduction to inclusive education that made me understand the concept of inclusion. It combines theoretical input and practical sharing from people who actually are involved in inclusive education.
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