Optional activity: discussion points

Read through these possible discussion questions below.

Which ones would be most useful to use in your context?

Think about you can link their answers back to your advocacy message.

  • Can viewers list most of the reasons why inclusive practice is so important?
  • If the young children with disabilities and/or diverse needs in the video were not able to attend their respective inclusive settings, where do the viewers think they would go? Would they go to a ‘special pre-school’? Would they stay at home? Ask viewers how they think this would affect the children’s development?
  • Can viewers identify whole school approaches to inclusion? If not, what are the gaps?
  • Ask the viewers about the examples of collaborative working between education settings, parents and caregivers, children, and communities that they saw in the video. Do they understand why collaborative working is critical in inclusive education and what benefits it has? Can they reflect on their own experiences of collaboration in education?
  • Ask viewers why play is so important? What are some of the benefits of play that the stakeholders spoke about in the video?
  • Think about children in your own lives – how do they like to play? What are their favourite toys or objects? Do they role-play, do they build, do they create pictures and crafts? How does this assist in their development?
  • Ask your audience how they can help to make changes needed to ensure that ECDE is inclusive, play-based and child led?
Q&A session during meeting
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