"The Right to Education"- Breaking down the Barriers
Mooc course by the University of Glasgow
FutureLearn.com Spring 2016
A short MOOC about education and inclusion which offerred interesting ideas about what education should be be like. In my country we have been debating the theme as more and more teachers are required to face the different needs of their students.
It was a great Mooc which portrayed ideas and a lot of information about how to work better. Often we forget that inclusion is a must and all the students require our attention and the best techniques.
Education should be for all, in particular for the students who are struggling but want to carry on studying.
The course ran for three weeks and provided videos and links to interesting sources. It was a source of interesting ideas and great help for me.
The issue of inclusion
The final part of the course presented this webpage with reference to education and in particular they suggested checking the session about " Teaching and Learning strategies".
Interesting topics were introduced:
Future Problem solving
Learning outside the classroom
Community Problem solving
It is worth checking what we can do in order to plan activities that aim at inclusion. There are activities which we can plan together and can support the learners and all the students.
The issue is important for every country as education is undergoing many changes but societies still present problems: it is the problem of many disabled children, students who come from other cuntries who do not speak our language. It is the problem of families who cannot support their children and risk being not included.
What is inclusion?
"It is described by some as the practice of ensuring that people feel they belong, are engaged, and connected. It is a universal human right whose aim is to embrace all people, irrespective of race, gender, disability or other attribute which can be perceived as different."
We should all try to implement our teaching and help our students who are facing education problems. Education is for all.