The language of an inclusive curriculum (Code: C1040)
The language we use directly impacts on our learners, our colleagues and our communities from first contact to progression via our curriculum. This means the words we use to describe our learners, our teaching and learning practices and our policies and procedures matter.
The language of inclusion changed dramatically throughout the 20th century and with the Equality Act 2010 and Code of Practice in 2014 it has gathered pace in the 21st. For this reason, this session starts with a very brief history of inclusion.
Join us to discuss just what to say and when for inclusion.
Who is this for?
Anyone interested in the language used in curriculum and how it impacts on the inclusion of learners and their protected characteristics and related needs.
To discuss and review the use and impact of positive, attribute-based and learner-centred language.
Using the history of inclusion, examples from practice and Government guidance participants will also understand how theory leads to practice via careful consideration and the challenging of biases.
- To identify how language in education and society has changed.
- To recognise the impact of inclusive language on learners and curriculum practice.
- To identify the potential changes of language use in marketing, planning and delivery of curriculum.