Whether you agree more with the neurological, anthropological, sociological, cultural, deficit, or the (dis)abled person’s perspective, it’s important to ensure that that your perspective fosters equity, equality and inclusion in the classrooms.

Key Takeaways

  1. Write down your definition of the term “(dis)ability” again.
  2. Has your definition changed from the first time that you wrote down your definition


Choose at least one of the activities below to apply your knowledge for inclusive international education:

Choice A: Written scenario

A colleague approaches you during playground duty and says:

Last week, this new student, Enzo, arrived in my class and he is such a handful. His guardians told me that he is a child on the autism spectrum but he isn’t taking any medication because they think he does not need it… Well, I think they should join me in the classroom for a day. He is not paying any attention in Science class and he is already underachieving anyway. Therefore, I put him in the front of the classroom by himself so that he can focus better. You would think that it would be good for him right…? It’s obvious there is something wrong in his brain, he does not belong in an international school like ours.
  1. Do you recognize which combination of perspectives have been used throughout?
  2. How would you respond to your colleague? Express your answer through a written piece, video or audio recording.


Choice B: Creative Activity

Create a piece which includes at least one element from each perspective that reflects your perspectives on (dis)abilities. Use your favourite form of expression. See examples below:

  • mindmap
  • poem
  • infographic or table
  • 10,000 word essay
  • Adobe Spark post or video
  • Canva poster
  • presentation
  • video

Choice C: Audio Activity

Assess the conversation between two individuals by scanning the QR code or by following this link:

  • Do you recognize which combination of perspectives the teacher uses and/or the parent?
  • What did the teacher do well and what could the teacher have done differently?





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