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The nine protected characteristics


This module looks at the issue of reflecting and representing diversity through the lens of the Equality Act 2010's nine protected characteristics.


This module shows you how to design resources that respect the nine protected characteristics.


After completing this module, you will be able to:
- list and explain the importance of the nine protected characteristics
- discuss the issues they raise for the design of learning activities and resources

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - F2 : Equality and diversity

  • Address the special needs of individual learners (e.g. dyslexia, ADHD, overachievers) using digital technologies
  • Allow for different learning pathways, levels and speeds when designing, selecting and implementing digital learning activities.
  • Devise individual learning plans and use digital technologies to support these.
  • Adapt communication strategies to the specific audience and be aware of cultural and generational diversity in digital environments
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20th December 2019
Matthew Gordon

Solid enough stuff, though the video ends rather abruptly...and there's a spelling mistake ('Sri Lankan' too. Oops.  Report this review

Our Response: A comment is always helpful, thanks.
21st January 2020
Robert Kerr

Our Response: Great thanks!
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