General Description

Inclusion is a real buzz word in the educational field, but what is it?

This course looks at Government legislation and policy on inclusion, discrimination and equality in education. This is invaluable information for you and your school to be well versed. We will then address what is inclusion and what is not; provide a distinction between integration, inclusion and special education; and provide a framework for you to develop your own pedagogical practice that is in line with the future of education.



All educators and educational leaders.


Teaching Standards

1.3.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds:  Design and implement teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds,

1.6.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Strategies to support full participation of students with disability:   Design and implement teaching activities that support the participation and learning of students with disability and address relevant policy and legislative requirements,

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation:   Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Inclusion in Education - What is it?” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 8 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors   1.3.2, 1.6.2, 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction to Inclusion

    • Inclusive Education and Children with Disabilities

    • Inclusion - Reflection

    • Inclusion Quiz

  • 2

    Module 2 - Policy and Legislation

    • Australian Policy

    • Global Policy

    • The Dakar Framework

    • The Salamanca Statement

    • So, What Does the Legislation & Policy mean?

    • Towards Social Inclusion

    • Legislation & Policy Guidelines

  • 3

    Module 3 - Special vs Integration vs Inclusion

    • Inclusion - What Do You Think?

    • Inclusion Vs Integration

    • The 'Ian' Film

    • Ian Film Talking Points for your Classroom

    • The Impact of Inclusion on Society

    • Inclusive Learning

    • Inclusion in the Classroom - Case Studies

    • Inclusion, Belonging and the Disability Revolution

  • 4

    Module 4 - Who is 'Included' in an Inclusive Classroom?

    • The Various Diversities

    • LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex) Students

    • Indigenous Students

    • Reflection

  • 5

    Module 5 - Educational Strategies for Inclusion

    • Reasonable Adjustments

    • Making Reasonable Adjustments

    • Reasonable Adjustments - Case Study

    • Whole School Approaches

    • Constructivist Learning Theory

    • Classroom Approaches

    • Classroom Approaches Continued...Constructivist Learning Theory & Vygotsky's ZPD

    • Co-operative Learning

    • Final Thoughts

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

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  • Team Online

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    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.