International day of education

The International Day of Education takes place on 24th January 2024. This year’s theme is “learning for lasting peace,” emphasising the importance of education to address issues such as violence, discrimination and hate speech. At Advantage Accreditation, we agree that access to quality education is vital to address these issues, and we strive to improve the quality of education across the globe.

One of our many quality standards includes aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion in course materials. Our learning materials are carefully designed to be as inclusive as possible. In providing feedback on our centres’ original courses, we often encourage changes to content and learning methods. Some of these changes will be to make courses more inclusive and celebrate the diversity of learners.

Here are tips on how to make your courses more inclusive:

  • Include a wide range of perspectives
  • Use diverse media and examples
  • Make content accessible to learners with different ability levels
  • Prepare alternative learning methods for learners with additional needs (e.g. learning disabilities, visual impairment, etc.)
  • Accommodate for different learning styles (e.g. visual, auditory, kinaesthetic)
  • Use inclusive language that avoids assumptions
  • Create guidelines for respectful behaviour
  • Ask learners for feedback

Many other organisations are involved with the International Day of Education 2024. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) promotes education as a human right. On 24th January 2024 they will provide online training for teachers worldwide, helping educators create an inclusive and peaceful learning environment. UNESCO also emphasises the need for equal access to education worldwide.

The World Bank has highlighted the importance of early education and literacy. They have created campaigns to combat learning poverty and provide books and support for parents, especially in low-income countries.

By ensuring high-quality learning and development across the globe, we aim to contribute towards better education for all. If you are interested in gaining accreditation for your organisation, please contact Advantage Accreditation.