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Inclusive Practice

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Inclusive Practice.
National Curricula in the UK place a very high priority on social inclusion for example the National Curricula in England (QCA, 1998) has a ‘general teaching requirement’ on ‘providing effective learning opportunities for all pupils’.   (QCA, 1998).
Analyse the characteristics which influence the learning of a group of learners.
Learning disabilities is a general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical skills.(scribd, 2010).
There are many characteristics that will have an influence on learning in a group.   They all have different ways in which they affect the outcome of the learning session.
Physical and physiological
When designing instructional opportunities, the designer often assumes that everyone learns the way he or she does. Unfortunately that could never be further from the truth. For the program to be effective, it must be stimulating to the targeted audience. How can that be accomplished? The construction of an audience profile with the use of questionnaires can be a valuable start. The key to instructional design is to work around the participants rather than the content. It is very important to not develop a program based on the characteristics you hope your audience will have. You must be realistic; the audience may come to you with a wider variety of interests and knowledge. This may seem overwhelming and confusing for a programme designer, but with careful preparation and open mindedness, a successful project can result.   (Hopkins, 1999)
Cognitive
"Cognitive learning is the result of listening, watching, touching or experiencing."   (Thinkquest, 2011).   In cognitive learning, the individual learns by listening, watching, touching, reading, or experiencing and then processing and remembering the information. Cognitive learning might seem to be passive learning, because there...

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