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Inclusive education is based upon the idea that everyone is entitled to the same education, regardless of any potential mental or physical challenges they may face. The UK lives by a value that promotes education for all, using the idea that every lesson helps to shape a life.
This blog explores how the national curriculum is taking steps towards a more inclusive education and how an MA in Inclusive Education can help you pursue a successful teaching career in today’s society.
So, if you’re passionate about helping to shape future generations, read on!
Incorporating Technology in the Classroom
Technology is something that is affecting every industry, so we had to start this blog with how it is affecting the education world. To put it simply, we are saying goodbye to the days of teaching using a whiteboard and pen, and hello to the use of digital teaching assistant, such as PowerPoint presentations, video learning, and engagement tools such as Kahoot for more interactive learning.
These days, we are also seeing more students gaining access to devices such as tablets and laptops; helping those who perhaps don’t have the best writing speed.
Supporting Students with Special Needs (SEND)
The number of students in SEND schools is increasing. Therefore, due to this, the way in which the curriculum is taught has been slowly changing in order to accommodate students that have special needs. Specialist teachers and teaching assistants are increasing in both supply and demand to provide more one-to-one support to pupils who have conditions and learning difficulties such as Autism and ADHD. Specifically, there has been a focus on accessible learning materials in order to support students with visual and auditory repairments. Additionally, there has been a focus on increasing inclusivity, meaning that regardless of their physical or mental challenges, all students are able to receive a quality education that suits their individual needs.
Increasing Flexible Learning Options
Historically, we saw the education system working in a way that meant students had to adapt to the way the curriculum was taught. However, this is where system is making breakthroughs because we are now seeing increasing situations where the curriculum is being adapted to accommodate how different students learn best. This shows the increasing influence on inclusive education in society as it means that schools are recognising that not every student learns in the same way. So, in order to maximise the potential of their students, they need to teach them in ways that will resonate with each of their learning patterns.
MA Inclusive Education Course Highlights
A noticeable issue in education is that while equality of opportunity is important, it’s often overlooked and misunderstood. The future will be in the hands of those who can design and create an education scheme which is going to readily transform the lives of users who have specialist needs. Inclusive education helps these individuals to benefit from the opportunities available to them in wider society.
At the University of Bolton, we are proud to provide a positive and inclusive learning environment that ensures all our students get access to the support they need to succeed in their studies. Having said this, let’s look at some of the key highlights that our postgraduate students receive from our master’s degree in inclusive education:
- A teaching-intensive, research-informed approach to the delivery of all lectures, providing course content that is tailored to what students will encounter in the real-world
- A course which has been designed to cater to people from all walks of life, each with different educational insights and perspectives
- Education based around critical thinking and research, helping learners to make sensible, evidence-based independent judgements
- Gain a new understanding of the diversity of educational practice and how to balance out subject knowledge, both to gain theoretical perspectives and professional best practices
- Unlock a wealth of resources that can be used to enhance your learning and make decisions using a range of resources across the spectrum
If an MA in Inclusive Education at the University of Bolton sounds like the right course to pursue your postgraduate education, take a look at the course and all its components to see if it really is for you.
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