Unit 15: inclusive practice
Understand factors that influence
1.1 Review the impact of personal, social and cultural factors on learning
In inclusive practice, which is pivotal for the learning environment, it
is key to include all learners, make them comfortable, and encourage them to
participate to enhance learning experience. However, even with the best
intension there are some external factors, which may influence the inclusion
and consequently affect the learner or its environment. These factors are
Personal, social and culture factors.
Personal factors are based on individual’s personality, education level, background,
disabilities. Before and during the session if these factors not addressed than
complete learning environment will not achieve its goals and consequently the
whole environment become difficult for learner and the teacher.
In social factors we see how much the learner are connected with certain
factors this include, colour ,race, religion, financial background and their
belief on those factors. It does play a significant role. If the team gel
together and work towards achieving its goals this will influence greater
outcome, however if that does not happen the results become devastated where
class become disintegrated and become into sub social groups.
The culture factor
depends on the background of the individual learners and their beliefs and
roots to the cultures. It is important to discuss whether that culture is adoptable
to the new learning environment, is it flexible to absorb new concepts or is
the culture norms are rigid and do not accepts and are non-flexible. For
example, male and female learners in the class allowed to sit together as one
team or they have to be segregated, as in some culture it is the norm to separate
sitting arrangements for both genders .