Inclusive Practice is a concept that features throughout your course. This refers to recognising, accommodating and meeting the needs of all your learners. For example, a learner with a disabling medical condition may also have English as an additional language and be a single parent. Inclusive teaching avoids pigeonholing (profiling) learners into specific groups with predictable and fixed approaches to learning.
Inclusive practice is creating and presenting opportunities for learning in such a way that they are accessible to all learners. It also involves making what you teach and the way you teach it much more flexible.
Inclusive practice also includes taking into consideration different learning styles, teaching and embracing diversity. As a teacher, you also need to consider good communication and your behavior. You should be a role model and should stay away from using offensive language and jargon. It is also important to ensure you give all your learners attention and consider your class management skills. There will be more discussion about this during the next topics.
It is important for you to recognise that inclusive practice is not about making radical changes to a course and just focusing on under-represented groups.