Circle chat: Inclusivity

Students reflect on inclusion as a human right and build on appreciating the contributions of others.

Year Level

7-10

Duration

5 minutes

Type

  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship skills

Learning Intention

  • Students can reflect on inclusion as a human right and build on appreciating the contributions of others.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • understand that inclusion is a human right
  • build their self-identity
  • appreciate difference and diversity and value the contributions of others.
activity 01

Instructions 5 min

  1. Move students to a large free space.
  2. Position students in two circles, the inside circle facing out and the outside circle facing in so that everyone has a partner.
  3. Teacher reads out the questions and each pair of students has one minute to discuss their responses.
  4. The outside circle moves one space to the left and the next question is read out and answered. Repeat until all questions are answered.

Questions

  • What does being inclusive mean? Describe specific examples.
  • What are some specific examples of inclusivity at school?
  • What are the benefits of being inclusive at school?
  • Are there barriers to being inclusive? If so, what are they?
  • How does being inclusive help to build your self-identity?
  • How could our school be more inclusive?