Quality Education for all learners according to UNESCO-IBE is defined as “a balance between excellence and equity”. Which means that it is impossible to talk about quality education if just a few students learn what is taught in order to participate in a society and develop their life projects.
Ensuring that all students learn to reach levels of excellence requires adapting teaching practices and pedagogical support to the needs and characteristics of every student. Special Education or Special Education Needs is the education for students with special needs in a way that addresses the students’ individual differences and needs.
This short course focuses on teaching and managing students with learning disabilities. More specifically, it concentrates on differentiated teaching, on the necessary steps for designing a fair and inclusive education system, on the characteristics and benefits of an inclusive learning classroom and on mastering the art of teaching for different models of disability.
The course consists of one multiple choice quiz carrying a weight of 100% towards the final course grade. In order to successfully complete the course and obtain your certificate you need to achieve an overall grade of 50% or above at the quiz.
What will I learn?
You will learn to receive the pleasure by helping to increase the awareness of equity and quality in education!
WEEK 1: Introduction and Differentiated Teaching
This week covers, what is special education and special education needs.
WEEK 2: Inclusion and Critical reflection on SEN
This week covers the meaning of Inclusive Education.
WEEK 3: Equity in Education
This week covers the equity in education.
WEEK 4: Models of Disability and the Interactive Factors Framework
This week covers the different models of disability and describes the Interactive Factors Framework.
WEEK 5: Final Review
This section is dedicated for your revision that will help you study and prepare for your last quiz of this course.
WEEK 6: Course evaluation and Assessment
This section is dedicated to your Course Evaluation.