“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

For more information on the practices used within the examples below, check out the Curriculum and Teaching and Learning pages of the website.

Language-friendly Assessment Design – Year 7 Science

An example of an assessment item (exam) that has been designed using the concepts of accessible written instructional language. The unit analysis table for the unit of study has also been included.

Year 4 English – Author’s language in a narrative

An example of developing curriculum clarity for a unit of study with alignment to an alternate access point (substantial adjustment) and individual learning goals (extensive adjustments), and considerations for 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 the substantial and extensive adjustments are included within the regular lesson.

Year 6 Math – Data

An example of developing curriculum clarity for a unit of study with alignment to an alternate access point (substantial adjustment) and individual learning goals (extensive adjustments), and considerations for 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 the substantial and extensive adjustments are included within the regular lesson.

Foundation Science – Our Material World

An example of a unit of study with alignment to individual learning goals (extensive adjustments), and considerations for 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.

If you have a unit of study, lesson or assessment Item that you would like to see transformed and featured as a practical example on this site, send us an email at sine@allmeansall.org.au