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Course Description

Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Pedagogical Approach in Action (IPAA) are the most progressive frameworks for Inclusion in Education. Both approaches complement each other to provide a holistic approach to inclusive practices that support ALL students in the mainstream classroom.

Understanding and embracing these frameworks will provide you with the foundations to creating and providing an inclusive environment for your classroom and/or school.


All educators

Teaching Standards

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

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction & Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Professional Standards

    • Acknowledgement of Country

  • 2

    Module 1: Introduction to Inclusive Concepts

    • Introduction

    • Inclusion: What is it?

    • Activity: Inclusion - Reflection

    • Inclusion in the Global Context

    • Activity: Case Study

    • So, What are the Challenges?

  • 3

    Module 2: The Australian Context

    • Medical vs Social Model of Disability

    • Activity: Norman Kunc - "The Right to be Disabled" - Reflection

    • Legislation & Policy

    • The Australian Curriculum

    • AITSL - Standards

    • Making Reasonable Adjustments

    • Activity: Case Study - Reflection

  • 4

    Module 3: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

    • UDL - Framework & Understanding the Principles

    • Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

    • Definition & Explanation, & UDL Guidelines

    • Universal Design for Learning - A Paradigm for Maximum Inclusion

    • Activity: Reflection - Universal Design for Learning

  • 5

    Module 4: Inclusive Pedagogical Approach in Action (IPAA)

    • IPAA - Overview

    • Educational Challenges

    • Activity: Four Challenges

  • 6

    Module 5: Teaching Strategies

    • Individualised Learning/Planning

    • Differentiated Learning

    • Cooperative Learning

    • Cooperative Learning continued

    • Activity: Cooperative Learning

    • Reciprocal Teaching & Peer Tutoring

    • Response to Intervention (RTI)

    • Activity: Teaching Strategies

    • Classroom Resources

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Universal Design for Learning & IPAA - Inclusive Frameworks will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/Children with Disability, addressing Standard Descriptor 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher in NSW.



Karina Barley

Karina Barley

Karina Barley (PhD) is an internationally recognised educational consultant specialising in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist. Karina is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches, Karina integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

Dr Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

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