Developing an understanding of professional practice is essential for anyone training to teach in the further education and skills sector. This go-to guide will give you a clear understanding of the major topics covered in the mandatory Wider Professional Practice and Development unit of the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, and more broadly explores the value of professionalism to all aspects of further education. Key coverage includes:  • Understanding learners and attitudes to learning  • How to do action research  • Professional observation and development  • Making sense of education policy  • Teacher expectations  • Challenges to equality and diversity  • The inclusive curriculum These topics are discussed within a wider political and socio-economic context, and are supported by insightful case studies and activities. This is essential for anyone studying the Diploma in Education and Training, and recommended reading for related courses in the further education and skills sector.

Inclusive Curriculum

Inclusive Curriculum

A brief overview of curriculum ideology and models will begin this chapter, which will encourage readers to critically engage with their own curriculum. This will continue the discussion of a demand-led sector, introduced in Chapter 7, and its impact on curriculum change. Influences on curriculum design, curriculum design as a cooperative activity and tensions between the principle of inclusion and curriculum will be explored. You will have the opportunity to analyse key features of your own curriculum area and be encouraged to use this to consider a topic, theme or area that you would like to introduce to your own existing curriculum, or a completely new course that you feel your institution is really well placed to offer.

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