inclusionED is an online professional learning community co-designed with educators, for educators. The platform provides free evidence-based practices and learning tools to support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms that are underpinned by the principles of Universal Design for Learning. It also facilitates a national community of practice through enabling social sharing and reviews from other educators on their experiences of implementing specific teaching practices.
Approximately three children in an average Australian classroom have a learning difficulty or neurodevelopmental disability. The support and scaffolding these children receive at school can set the foundation and trajectory for the rest of their lives. Despite this, many teachers don’t feel equipped to effectively support the learning of all students in their classrooms.
The inclusionEd platform was developed after a national study of 1,500 educators, parents and students conducted by Autism CRC in 2016. In this study participants voiced their need for access to evidence-based resources and teaching practices that could upskill educators and facilitate developments of inclusive environments for students with diverse learning needs.
Funding / Grants
Autism CRC –Diverse Learners Hub: Education Knowledge Translation Project Stage 2
- Harper-Hill, Keely, Beamish, Wendi, Hay, Stephen, Whelan, Michael, Kerr, Jeremy, Zelenko, Oksana, & Villalba, Clare (2020). Teacher engagement in professional learning: What makes the difference to teacher practice? Studies in Continuing Education. View on ePrints
- Keely Harper-Hill, Michael Whelan, and Beth Saggers (2021). Meeting the needs of all: The case to translate the evidence beyond autism. In Carrington, S., Saggers, B., Harper-Hill, K, Whelan, M (Eds)., Research approaches to supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in Inclusive Schools Outcomes, Challenges, and Impact. Routledge. View on ePrints
- Michael Whelan, Jeremy Kerr, Keely Harper-Hill, and Oksana Zelenk0 (2021). With teachers, for teachers: Knowledge translation and professional learning. In Carrington, S., Saggers, B., Harper-Hill, K, Whelan, M (Eds.), Research approaches to supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in Inclusive Schools Outcomes, Challenges, and Impact. Routledge. View on ePrints