Inclusion in Education - What is it?

Karina Barley
Taking education into the 21st Century
Inclusion in Education What is it? What is it not? Find out more when you take this course. This course will take 8 hours to complete. It is a little bit longer t...
Target Audience
All educators and educational leaders.

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Inclusion is a real buzz word in the educational field, but what is it?
This course looks at Government legislation and policy on inclusion, discrimination and equality in education. This is invaluable information for you and your school to be well versed. We will then address what is inclusion and what is not; provide a distinction between integration, inclusion and special education; and provide a framework for you to develop your own pedagogical practice that is in line with the future of education.


All educators and educational leaders.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

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Teaching Standards

1.3.2 Proficient Level – Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.6.2 Proficient Level – Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you
Completing this course will contribute 8 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.3.2, 1.6.2 & 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


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1 hour

Module 1: Policy & Legislation

1 hour and 30 minutes

State Policies
Australian Legislation
Disabilities Discrimination Act
Ramifications for Education

Module 2: What is Inclusion?

1 hour and 30 minutes

Overview & Description
Special School vs Integration vs Inclusion

Module 3: Integration, Mainstreaming, Inclusion

1 hour and 30 minutes

What is Integration?
What is Mainstreaming?
Revisit of Inclusion in this Context

Module 4: Who is 'Included' in an Inclusive Classroom?

1 hour

Understanding that inclusion isn’t just for ‘Special Needs’ Students.
Exploring other Diverse Students including EAL Students, LGBTQI Students, Indigenous Students, and other minority groups.

Module 5: Educational Strategies for Inclusion

1 hour and 30 minutes

Whole-school Approaches
Classroom Approaches

Conclusion & Feedback

5 minutes


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About the team

Karina Barley


Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.