“Providing equitable opportunity to unlock infinite potential” – Loren Swancutt
Below you will find examples of inclusive curriculum design and delivery. The examples highlight how universal principles, quality differentiated teaching practice, and adjustments can be applied to the regular curriculum to ensure equitable participation and learning opportunity for all.
You will find examples of the following practices:
- Curriculum Clarity – alignment processes to determine the Learning Objective and Success Criteria of a unit of study, the development of a Unit Analysis table, and identification of the literacy demands
- Curriculum Adjustments – adjusting age-equivalent curriculum for students accessing alternate access points (substantial adjustments) or individual learning goals (extensive adjustments)
- Designing Inclusive Summative Assessment – applying universal design principles and individualised adjustments to make assessment items more accessible and equitable
- Lesson Plans – utilising inclusive pedagogies to deliver learning experiences that are responsive to student diversity
Year 6 Math – Data
An example of developing curriculum clarity for a unit of study, unit analysis table, literacy demands and consideration for the inclusive summative assessment. The unit of study has also been aligned to an alternate access point at Year 1 (substantial adjustments), and to individual learning goals for a student accessing the extended general capabilities (extensive adjustments) – the combined unit analysis table is used.
An example of a lesson that considers student diversity and universal design principles is provided below. The lesson highlights key points about how the substantial and extensive adjustments are included within the regular lesson.
Foundation Science – Our Material World
An example of a unit of study learning objective and success criteria, unit analysis table, literacy demands and considerations for inclusive summative assessment.
An example of a lesson that considers student diversity and universal design principles is provided below. The lesson highlights key points about how extensive adjustments are included within the regular lesson.
Year 9 Geography – Biomes and Food Security
An example of developing curriculum clarity for the unit of study, and considerations to make the summative assessment task universally accessible.
An example of a lesson that considers student diversity and universal design principles is provided below.
Additional examples of inclusive curriculum design and delivery are explored in Chapter 9 of Inclusive Education for the 21st Century.
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