Inclusionary

Introduction to Inclusion
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Explore the definition and meaning of inclusion for the participants.

Exploring the definition and meaning of inclusion for participants, ensuring participants fully understand terms of inclusion (vs integration etc.)

Definition of the terms exclusion, segregation, integration, assimilation and inclusion

The participants found (the result of) the first activity very obvious, but good to get the point across the activity about the definitions made the participants think about the definitions, but is very limited to the definitions the symbols are based on

Requirements

1.5h

  • Space for 6 small groups of 5 to work in

  • Space to put 5 flipcharts and all participants to walk around freely

  • Space for a plenary

  • Flipchart

  • 31 black flipchart markers

Activities step by step
Step 1:
10 Minutes

Every participant gets a symbol. They are given the task to divide without talking. There are different amount of each symbol. For some symbols there are only 1 or 2 of them.

Step 2: Reflection
20 Minutes
  • Why did you divide into the groups you formed?

  • How did you feel during this activity?

  • How does it relate to real life?

  • If you had the chance to talk would you have divided the group differently?

Step 3: Divide into 6 small groups of 5
20 Minutes
  • Give them pictures symbolising exclusion, segregation, integration, assimilation and inclusion

  • Talk about the pictures: find examples where the given situation happens in your schools, countries, day-to-day life, ...

Step 4:
15 Minutes

Symbols of exclusion, segregation, integration, assimilation and inclusion are spread out in the room: write down bullet points to find a common definition of the terms within our group

Step 5: In the plenary
25 Minutes

Look at each symbol & definition one after the other and check with the whole group if we need to add to or change the definitions

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