Your Journey Towards Inclusive Practice Begins Here
Welcome to the iPEPAS e-learning units.
These units are specifically designed to support physical educators, physical activity leader, sports coaches and other relevant students and professionals to practice inclusively and to support and join the global agenda and movement towards inclusion, sustainable development and the fulfillment of human rights in and through physical education, physical activity and sport.
These learning resources have been developed by the UNESCO Chair at MTU Kerry to support this global agenda, in particular towards the implementation of the Kazan Action Plan and they are freely available for you to complete and to share with your colleagues and network.
This module is also highly recommended as a first step for relevant training and education providers who would like to embed inclusive practice within their programmes, addressing one of the primary challenges to inclusive practice which is a lack of, or insufficient professional preparation (UNESCO- NWCPEA, 2014)
iPEPAS primarily focuses on disability inclusion, yet it takes an intersectional approach to inclusion, meaning it aims to facilitate the inclusion of all marginalised and typically excluded groups.
While these e-learning units may be completed as a stand-alone introduction to build your knowledge about inclusive practice. However, to build the competencies and attributes for truly inclusive practice we highly recommend that their completion as part of a blended learning curriculum that includes tutorials and practicum for contextual experiential learning to to increase learners’ capacity and self-efficacy in relation providing inclusive practice.