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Introduction to Inclusive STEM Pedagogy


Course Overview

The common pedagogy module introduces you to the common pedagogical principles and practices one can follow in a Science and mathematics classroom. The common module provides the essential understanding before moving into the content-specific modules. The module covers four units:

  • Unit 1 is about an introduction to the Common pedagogy module, the CL4STEM project, and the Community of practices (COP)
  • Unit 2 is about understanding Pedagogical Content knowledge (PCK) pedagogical principles, and Inclusive Practice in Education & Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Unit 3 is about the context of learning and use of local resources
  • Unit 4 has two parts:
    • 4A covers the science-specific content
    • 4B covers the math-specific content.

    Course objective

    The common module guides teachers on how to plan, set up, and what strategies and questions to use in the classroom while conducting a lesson on STEM.

    Grade Level:9,10,11,12

    Who can join this course

    Teachers, Educators, Anyone interested in teaching in schools

    Course Staff

    Module Compiled by

    Dr. Jeenath Rahaman, Anirudh Agarwal, Geetha M, Deepika Bansal, Sarika Bansode

    Module Reviewed by

    Prof. Mythili Ramchand, Dr. Bindu Thirumalai

    TISSx authouring

    Dr. Anitha Bellappa, Janani VR


    This module was designed as part of The Connected Learning for STEM Project (CL4STEM It aims to build capacities of secondary school teachers in Science and Mathematics to foster higher-order thinking with inclusion and equity. CL4STEM is a South-South collaboration among higher educational institutions to adapt and pilot the CLIx model of TPD developed and implemented in India, ( in Tanzania, Nigeria, and Bhutan. CL4STEM modules for teacher professional development are Open Educational Resources and involve teachers in short courses and online communities of practice to enrich classroom practice with Pedagogical Content Knowledge, and understanding of Inclusion.

    The knowledge generated from this project has been disseminated to stakeholders in the ministries of education and relevant regulatory and professional bodies to seed it into the policy agenda of these countries. Key insights from this project have been shared with other researchers and opinion leaders in the spirit of creating global public good.

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