oa Quest - MOOC pursues dignity for disabled learners - theme

Volume 15 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1729-830X



Based on the premise that inclusive education is only possible if teachers are supported and empowered to make the curriculum accessible to all learners, a University of Cape Town (UCT) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) off ers insight into how education systems can support and promote equity, equal access and dignity for learners with disabilities. Called Disability Inclusion in Education: Building Systems of Support, the course explores the support that teachers need in order to be able to meet the needs of children with severe to profound hearing, visual or intellectual disabilities. This dovetails with United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 4, which commits the global community to achieving inclusive and equitable education for all in a world where millions of children are currently unable to fully participate in schooling, but especially if they live with disabilities.

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