Free Online Course on Disability Diversity and Inclusion

Free Online Course on Disability Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Cape Town is giving you chance to join this free online course named as “Education for All: Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion”. This course aims to help teachers, other professionals and parents to tackle inclusion, in a practical way, in their own environment.

Over six weeks, you will look at the background of disability and strategies for creating an enabling environment in the school and community. The course will start on April 10, 2017.

Course At A Glance

  1. Length: 6 weeks
  2. Effort:   3 hours per week
  3. Subject:  Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion
  4. Institution:  The University of Cape Town
  5. Languages: English
  6. Price:  Free
  7. Certificate Available: Yes
  8. Session: The course will start on April 10, 2017

Providers Details

  • About University: The University of Cape Town (UCT) is the oldest university in South Africa. Its main campus located on the slopes of Devil’s Peak in the Cape Peninsula, it was third on The Telegraph’s 2014 list of the most beautiful campuses in the world.
  • Aim of University: UCT focuses research on the leading problems of the day and seeks to instill in graduates a sense of social commitment and responsibility to their communities.

Requirements

  • The course is aimed at 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 (either virtual or physical). Use this course to try out some of the strategies suggested for developing an inclusive education environment and we will provide additional resources for those wanting to implement inclusive education principles and practices.

About This Course

  • Benefits: Join this free online course to find out how inclusive education can work, especially where resources are limited. You will learn in a variety of ways, from short video lectures, readings and discussions, to online quizzes. The language of the course is English.
  • Importance of the Subject in Today’s Scenario: From challenging perceptions of disability to everyday classroom practices, this course will offer you insights from a range of people who have worked with disabled children – parents, teachers, facilitators, occupational and allied therapists and school principals.

How to Join This Course

  • You should register yourself through the given link to join this free on-line course: https://www.futurelearn.com/register
  • Use the hashtag #FLed4all to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course

Course Format

  • Week 1 – Why inclusion?
  • Week 2 – Education begins at home
  • Week 3 – Creating an inclusive school
  • Week 4 – Partnerships for success
  • Week 5 – Changing classroom practices
  • Week 6 – Building networks

Why Take This Course

  • Advantage of Course: From challenging perceptions of disability to everyday classroom practices, this course will offer you insights from a range of people who have worked with disabled children – parents, teachers, facilitators, occupational and allied therapists and school principals.
  • Certificate: A Statement of Participation is a certificate that you can buy, to show that you’ve completed a FutureLearn course. You’ll get your Statement in both digital and printed formats — and we ship printed Statements worldwide.

Learning Outcomes

  • You will learn in a variety of ways, from short video lectures, readings and discussions, to online quizzes.
  • The course will help you to apply inclusive education in your own context.
  • This course will help you teach all of their children, right now.
  • The course will help you to find out how inclusive education can work, especially where resources are limited.

Instructors

  • Judith McKenzie: Judith is a lecturer and researcher in Disability Studies at the University of Cape Town. She has worked in rural areas focusing particularly on community-based and interdisciplinary projects.
  • Chioma Ohajunwa: Chioma has a B.Ed in Special Education, MPhil in Disability Studies and is currently working on her Ph.D. Chioma has worked in the disability field in Nigeria, Liberia and South Africa.

Suggested Reading

No specific knowledge or education background is assumed for the free online course.

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If you are interested you can also join “Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching” free online course.

Conclusion

  • Inclusive education is about addressing barriers to learning and participation and transforming school communities to allow them to really benefit from inclusion. Although inclusive education is about all forms of diversity, on this course you learn specifically about disability – as it is often an aspect of diversity that is neglected.
  • The statement is personalized with your name, the course you took, the logo of the university or organization offering it, and the lead educator’s signature. Flip over the printed Statement, and you’re greeted with a burst of celebratory color and pattern.

Detailed Information

For more information about the course, you can check the given link:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/education-for-all

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